Female Genital Mutilation
This cartoon criticises the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (also termed Female Genital Cutting).
In Egypt, the practice was banned in 2008. However, during the short-lived Islamist-dominated parliament elected in December 2011, there were attempts to decriminalise it. Moreover, under the Muslim Brotherhood presidency, the government refused to sign the UN Declaration against Violence against Women in March 2013, much to the anger of Egyptian women activists.
FGM was finally criminalised in 2016 but still occurs.
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Doaa Eladl, “Female Genital Mutilation,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 22, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/105.