Saturday, July 02, 2005
Feminist Daily News 7/1/2005: Village in Egypt Pledges to End Practice of Female Genital Mutilation:
"In the Egyptian village of Abou Shawareb, community leaders and women's rights activists made a public commitment last week to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of 'The FGM Free Village Model' program established by The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM). The program was launched in 2003 in an effort to eradicate FGM in 60 villages in the northern Egypt governates of Assuit, Aswan, Beni Suef, Minya, Quena, and Sohag. The NCCM has plans to enlarge the campaign to cover 120 villages."