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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2015-02-06

Female Genital Mutilation still prevalent in Egypt

February 6 is the international day of zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the UN, Egypt has the highest number of circumcised women, though the practice has been banned since 2008. In 2013 a 13-year-old girl died as a result of a FGM operation. The doctor was sentenced to two years in prison for manslaughter. A step in the right direction, say activists, but more needs to be done. Our correspondent went to Asyut, a rural area where the practice is still prevalent.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Catherine VIETTE , Sonia DRIDI

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2018-09-20 Focus

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