This week, Egypt’s judicial system crossed a milestone for women: for the first time in history, a doctor was convicted for female genital mutilation. Raslan Fadl, the doctor who performed the procedure that ended up killing 13-year-old Sohair al-Bataa in a village in northern Egypt, was sentenced to two years for manslaughter, and an additional three months for performing FGM.
Civil society is making a difference
Female circumcision is not a religious practice. Above all, it is a cultural practice that is outdated and unnecessaryYara al-Wazir