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Report: High prevalence of female genital mutilation in Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa

UN Women's first Progress Report cites new data on FGM prevalence around the world

(NEW YORK, NY) — UN Women has published their first report on the progress and remaining inequalities for women around the world. Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice, cites a 91% prevalence of FGM in Egypt, as well as similarly high prevalence figures for FGM in many sub-Saharan countries.

While many countries have current legislation banning FGM, these are often not enforced due to prevailing attitudes: a 2007 criminalization law has had little effect on FGM prevalence Egypt, and Indonesia has recently passed legislation which effectively legalizes FGM performed by medical practitioners, despite urgent calls from the international community to ban the practice.

The United Kingdom is leading the fight against FGM with campaigns aimed at school-aged children. These campaigns are raising awareness about school-aged children who are taken back to their host countries for the summer, often undergoing FGM there. The UK has a strict anti-FGM law, with up to 14 years imprisonment for assisting FGM crimes alone, as well as a monetary reward for information about FGM crimes. The UK also provides free restoration surgeries to FGM victims. The European Union has also recently stepped up its commitment towards eradicating FGM.

In contrast to the European anti-FGM campaigns, the United States government has fell largely silent on the practice of FGM in recent years. Even with its 1996 law banning FGM,  a 2010 report by the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that there are nearly 228,000 women and girls who are at risk for FGM, and cites an "absence of resources" in rolling out anti-FGM campaigns. Because of this lack of support, FGM awareness and prevention programs in the U.S. are largely run by  local grassroots organizations. There is a real need for the U.S. government to do more to address FGM, especially since seeing a rise in immigration from countries with a high FGM prevalence.


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