Egypt continues cruel circumcision practice on girls
New Scientist magazine reports, based on this study, that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates three million girls undergo FGM in Africa each year.
Dr. Bedaiwy stated within the New Scientist article, “Female genital cutting is a deep-rooted practice in Egyptian culture, and it will take more than a law to change it.”
Paul Van Look, an official with WHO, stated within the New Scientist article that the only way to end FGM in Africa is to counsel parents and religious leaders.
Look states that a "collective, coordinated effort” must be made within each community in Africa “to abandon the practice so that no single girl or family is disadvantaged by the decision.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) has made a concerted efforts over the past several decades to end the practice of FGC. Please go to to this WHO website to read various articles on FGM.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) has made February 6 of each year the “International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation.”
Information about the work of the UNPF is found at the website “International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation: Message of Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA (06 February 2008).”
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