Reflections on the Adoption of UNGA Resolution Banning Female Genital Mutilation

By
Moushira Khattab
Reflections on the Adoption of UNGA Resolution Banning Female Genital Mutilation

On December 20, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution “Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.” The passage of the resolution is the culmination of a decade of work by activist women around the world with the support of a number of African and Arab NGOs, civil society, and governments. This resolution is a very important step in the history of the women’s movement in the MENA region, especially at a time when women’s role and rights are being marginalized in a number of Arab countries. In Egypt, Moushira Khattab was the principle architect of laws criminalizing the practice of female genital mutilation.

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