Egypt’s social, cultural digest July 22: 61% of girls aged 15-17yrs experience FGM; Egyptians slam education system in trending hashtag
Screenshot of UNDP Egypt video of students from Beir Anbar (Qena Governorate) in Egypt delivering a message

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61% of girls aged 15-17yrs experience FGM: official

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) rate among girls who fall in the age group of 15 to 17 years old has reached 61 percent; Youm7 quoted Mona Amin, the executive director of the National Program for eliminating FGM.

Amin said that the new FGM draft law protects Egyptian women against one of the worst practices violating their rights in human dignity, aiming to toughen punishment of circumcision to be considered as a felony instead of a misdemeanor, saying that the “current penalty is not deterrent.”


Egyptians slam education system in trending hashtag

A hashtag asking Egyptians about what “The Egyptian Education [system] needs” has been among top trending hashtags in the country, where most tweets carried negative messages to officials, as respondents suggest restructuring is the only solution.

Among the responding tweets were: “Is there an education in Egypt in the first place?” “It needs to be demolished and re-established again” and another one wrote “we should spend money on [developing education] like we spend on Ramadan drama.”


Divorce expenses per year in Egypt reach 17.8 bln

Prosecutions specialized in considering family lawsuits receive around 42,000 cases each month; divorce expenses throughout the year in Egypt reached 17.8 billion EGP, Youm7 reported.


Cultural, art events marking anniversary of July 23 Revolution

The Ministry of Culture will organize cultural and art events and activities on Saturday, marking the anniversary of the July 23 Revolution, Youm7 reported.

The events will include screening documentary films on the revolution and embroidery workshops at the General Authority for Cultural Palaces.


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