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Mid-East Junction

Why Female Genital Mutilation must end

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Human rights lawyer Reda Eldanbouki works through his own support centre and other NGOs to stop FGM in Egypt.
Human rights lawyer Reda Eldanbouki works through his own support centre and other NGOs to stop FGM in Egypt. Tadwein via Facebook

The practice of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, is so deeply ingrained in some cultures that it has only recently been brought into question. But what are its origins? Where is it practiced? And why does it need to stop?

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This month's edition of Mid-East Junction looks into Female Genital Mutilation, through its history and impact on women, telling the stories of two victims who explain why the practice must be brought to an end.

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