Egypt: 61% of girls between 15 to 17 years of age underwent FGM during 2014

Minister of State for Population Hala Youssef announced the 2014 population survey results during the first ministerial committee meeting, to outline a national development plan for mothers and children in Egypt Thursday.

The survey tackled issues related to violence against children, child labour, child marriage, and female genital mutilation (FGM), amongst other societal issues.

The national survey showed that 61% of girls between 15 to 17 years of age underwent FGM during 2014, compared to 74% during 2008.

“This is the first time we have data on this smaller age group of girls, we always used to work on girls from 15 to 49 years old,” Randa Fakhr El-Din, director of the NGO Coalition Against FGM, told Daily News Egypt.

“The higher you go with age, the more cases you find of girls who have undergone FGM. So, since 2008, we have been targeting the young girls to save them from the potential risks of FGM,” she added.

  • CanadaGoose1

    The real war on women.

    • Yes it is.

    • Exile1981

      Justin thinks we should be more understanding of their culture.

      • Gary

        We need to find the root causes .

        It’s the quran , stupid .

    • Alain

      It again comes back to women being a male’s property. As his property she must never be allowed to experience any sexual pleasure, because my goodness it might give her reason to question her status or lack of status.

  • Gary

    And the life long scars that cause a mental illness means that Canadians can be pretty sure that the majority of muslim women we rescue as ” refugees ” or Immigrants we be a full-time burden on the Health Care system and perpetual Disability Support and welfare.
    Sorry folks, but many of the Somali’s that played us for suckers in the early 1990’s as ” Refugees” are still living in the Dixon rd Welfare alley near Kipling ave.
    The hard core muslims have their women dressed as unemployable to get Welfare, or abuse them to where they get ODSP in Ontario for the mental illness caused by islams sanctioned misogyny .
    The NDP and Liberals would love to take in the 700,000,000 female Muslims outside of Canada that are being abused by their spouses or oppressed by sharia because the spouses aren’t really muslims because islam is a religion of peace.

  • Alain

    What I shall never understand is how a mother, who has experience this mutilation herself would participate in her own daughters receiving the same mutilation. Of course in the Muslim world in general mothers even participate and approve “honour” killings of their own children and also celebrate when their children blow themselves up while killing infidels. I am thankful I had the parents I did.