Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Stand up to Protect Little Girls in Egypt and other Nations from Fathers Who Mutilate
From BBC World News:
"The UN estimates that 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone some form of genital mutilation.
As much as 87% of Egyptian women and girls aged 15-49 have undergone FGM, according to a 2016 survey by the UN Children's Fund."
"It can cause lasting physical and mental trauma, including chronic infections, menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy and childbirth complications."
"a man in Egypt who allegedly had female genital mutilation (FGM) carried out on his three daughters after tricking them, has been charged along with the doctor who performed the procedure.
The girls, aged under 18, were drugged and the doctor cut their genitals.
FGM was made illegal in 2008 in Egypt but remains prevalent."
Read the rest of tragic story at BBC World News.
Photo from CNN