FGM/C IN EGYPT

Late last week, news broke out that an Egyptian doctor prosecuted for performing FGM had been acquitted. This particular doctor, Dr. Raslan Fadl, circumcised Suhair al-Bata’a in a botched operation that resulted in Suhair’s death. Suhair’s parents had paid Dr. Fadl 700 USD for his services, only taking him to court after their daughter’s death. This [...]

November 24th, 2014|

THE FACES OF FGM

Last week, local Kenyan and international print and online media were filled with photos showing Pokot girls undergoing FGM. The photos, taken by Reuters photojournalist Siegfried Modola, document how four Pokot girls underwent the practice, including the practitioners, the actual cutting, and the ceremonies that accompany the tradition. These photos indicate that we have much that [...]

November 17th, 2014|