NCW and NCCM Launch the “Protect Her from Circumcision” Campaign Tomorrow
The National Committee for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation will launch a new campaign Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 27, under the title “Protect Her from Circumcision,” in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW) and National Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM).
A training course will take place before the campaign, in all branches of the Council, in parallel, for the pioneers of the Council, young women volunteers, and religious leaders, including imams, priests, preachers, and nuns. All will participate in field awareness and interview the targets in their places of gathering and residence during the door-to-door campaign.
The campaign aims to spread awareness of important messages related to the issue of female circumcision, which criminalize this phenomenon, and the measures taken to deter violators and refer to the psychological and physical effects of circumcision victims, in addition to messages related to the Egyptian Family Development Initiative.
It is worth noting that The National Committee for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation, co-chaired by the NCW and the NCCM, recently held its eighth meeting, chaired by Dr. Maya Morsi, President of the National Council for Women and Eng. UNICEF in Egypt.
Dr. Maya Morsi confirmed that 2021 was the year of fulfilling the dream in the file of eliminating this inhumane crime against our girls. In addition, the political will of Egyptian women and girls triumphed on April 30 with the ratification of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, on Law No. 10 of the year 2021 to amend some provisions of the Penal Code to tighten the penalty for female circumcision.
She indicated that this important step reaffirms the keenness of the political will to protect women and girls from all forms of violence directed against them and to confront this criminal act locally and internationally, and is the culmination of the efforts of great women who devoted their lives to fighting this criminal act since the fifties of the last century.