Published on Jul 4, 2018


Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years in jail. The government wants to crack down on the practice, which is already against the law, but is widely used nonetheless. FGM is characterised by the partial or total removal of a woman’s external genital organs when no medical reason for the procedure is indicated. It can cause severe bleedi… READ MORE :… What are the top stories today? Click to watch:… euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe!… euronews is available in 13 languages:… In English: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Google+: VKontakte: