Al-Ahram Weekly, Egypt
Egypt signed an appeal to be presented to the UN to ban female genital mutilation worldwide.
An estimated three million females are cut each year on the African continent (Sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt and Sudan). Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is becoming a global problem. Not only is FGM practised among communities in Africa and the Middle East, but with increased population movements and migration, it is also an issue in immigrant communities throughout the world.