14 Year Old Manar Died during a Female Genital Mutilation Operation!

14 Year Old Manar Died during a Female Genital Mutilation Operation!

Although it has been banned in Egypt, Female Genital Mutilation is still a prevalent issue. Despite the government banning the practice and the many campaigns made to combat circumcision, millions of girls still have to go through it. Although the numbers have gone down, according to the UNDP, it is still something which, sadly, many women and girls in Egypt face.

“One of said girls was Manar Mohamed Moussa from Suez. She died on the operating table, at a private hospital, where she was undergoing an FGM operation.”

One of said girls was Manar Mohamed Moussa from Suez. She died on the operating table, at a private hospital, where she was undergoing an FGM operation. According to Al Watan News, Manar was 14 years old and had a twin sister who also underwent the same operation, but survived it. And after Manar’s death, the health inspector made sure to not issue a permit to bury her, and filed a report immediately.

“The fact that the “operation” took place at a private hospital shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to UNDP, 82% of female circumcision in Egypt is done by trained medical personnel.”

The fact that the “operation” took place at a private hospital shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to UNDP, 82% of female circumcision in Egypt is done by trained medical personnel. Doctors and parents come together to do something so immoral, and now illegal, to these girls, and even when they don’t die, like Manar did, they are extremely traumatized with physical and emotional scars from then on.

 

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