Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Egypt is going in the right direction

It is in the right direction but there is still a lot of work to do.

"A survey by Ms Fouad’s programme found that Egyptian girls are 10 per cent less likely to be circumcised than girls of their parents’ generation. While that certainly counts as progress, it also means that reducing or eliminating genital mutliation will take decades more work, she said. “Female genital mutilation is a very, very old tradition. We have to be patient to see the results through the generations, not immediately,” Ms Fouad said. “This is my message to all activists against FGM: don’t give up. Don’t say I made many efforts and people don’t want us or people aren’t convinced.”"

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