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Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners in Egypt are doing all they can to combat the practice.

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Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners in Egypt are doing all they can to combat the practice. One campaigner says “The forces that drive FGM are deeply rooted in society, which is why it takes so long to make a dent in the practice”.

Read about their efforts here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/29/female-genital-mutilation-egypt_n_4515874.html?ir=Impact

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Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, potentially improving women’s official rights.

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Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, potentially improving women’s official rights.

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In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence.

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In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence.

Link: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/03/egypt-epidemic-sexual-violence

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The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reports that some 75 per cent of female genital mutilation (FGM) cases in Egypt are carried out by medical staff, according to the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey – up from just 17 per cent in 1996.

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The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reports that some 75 per cent of female genital mutilation (FGM) cases in Egypt are carried out by medical staff, according to the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey – up from just 17 per cent in 1996.

Link: http://www.figo.org/news/75-egyptian-fgm-cases-performed-medical-staff-0011262

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U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing female genital mutilation at a private clinic.

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U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing female genital mutilation at a private clinic.

Link: http://www.trust.org/item/20130611122841-m1ncx/

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In Egypt, the death of a 13-year-old girl at a private clinic of female genital mutilation has once again highlighted that female genital mutilation continues to endanger lives despite laws forbidding the practice.

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In Egypt, the death of a 13-year-old girl at a private clinic of female genital mutilation has once again highlighted that female genital mutilation continues to endanger lives despite laws forbidding the practice.

Link: http://gulfnews.com/news/region/egypt/egypt-teen-dies-after-female-circumcision-1.1195005

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A mother and two daughters were allegedly killed by male relatives in southern Egypt who believed they’d had affairs, the latest apparent example of so-called “honor killings” in which women are slain for violating traditional morals in the conservative region, a security official said Friday.

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A mother and two daughters were allegedly killed by male relatives in southern Egypt who believed they’d had affairs, the latest apparent example of so-called “honor killings” in which women are slain for violating traditional morals in the conservative region, a security official said Friday.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-3-women-killed-suspected-honor-crime-163949782.html

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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s strident statements against women’s rights in areas such as guardianship and domestic violence are reinforcing fears among many Egyptian liberals about the potential consequences of the Brotherhood’s rise to power.

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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s strident statements against women’s rights in areas such as guardianship and domestic violence are reinforcing fears among many Egyptian liberals about the potential consequences of the Brotherhood’s rise to power.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/middleeast/muslim-brotherhoods-words-on-women-stir-liberal-fears.html

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In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between fundamentalists, who favor the implementation of Islamic law, and moderates including women’s rights advocates who want secular government.

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In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between fundamentalists, who favor the implementation of Islamic law, and moderates including women’s rights advocates who want secular government.

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Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, writes about a frightening walk home in the new Egypt.

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Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, writes about a frightening walk home in the new Egypt.

Read her story here: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/dispatches_from_cairo_bragging_about_gang_rape_20130211/

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