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Girl Killed By Illegal Female Genital Mutilation Deserves Justice


Health & Wellness  (tags: female genital mutilation, dead girl, illegal, justice, protection, risks, safety, women, investigation, ethics )

Ivana
- 824 days ago - forcechange.com
An Egyptian girl (17) has become the latest victim of a dangerous tradition after she died while undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation operation at a private hospital.Those responsible for this needless and tragic death must be held accountable



   

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Animae C (506)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 7:26 am
Signed
206 Signatures

Thanx Ivana
 

Ben O (140)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 7:33 am
Signed!
 

Sue H (7)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 8:35 am
Noted and signed, thanks. This has got to Stop!
 

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:16 am
Done!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:30 am
Done thx Ivana
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:57 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 10:42 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 10:54 am
Done
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 3:07 am
Had signed---but noted
 

Sonia M (60)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 12:41 pm
S&N;thanks for sharing
 

Knud Thirup (52)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 12:42 pm
Signed/noted/shared
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 2:27 pm
Gladly signed.
 

Sheila D (28)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 2:38 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Ivana.
 

pam w (139)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 2:40 pm
Infuriating!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 3:00 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 3:20 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Ivana.
 

Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 3:53 pm
and more ignorance, stupidity , and cruelty. Men need to stop thinking they know what is best for women as well as to spot running the world because they are doing a very poor job for the most part.
 

Roro l (0)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 4:27 pm
Thank you for sharing.

 

Melania Padilla (123)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 5:13 pm
WTF! Signed and shared, this is really infuriating!
 

Anne K (139)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 5:32 pm
Signed. Thanks, Ivana.
 

Trish K (29)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 6:01 pm
We have to let women of other countries know that there are more women on the earth than men and that women can be warriors for good.
 

Janis K (126)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 6:18 pm
Signed
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:05 pm
Signed. Thanks Ivana.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 11:01 pm
Petition signed. Thank you
 

Marie Ange B (53)
Friday June 24, 2016, 1:01 pm
N & S
 

Winn Adams (179)
Friday June 24, 2016, 4:38 pm
Signed
 

. (0)
Friday June 24, 2016, 11:25 pm
What a sad waste of life. S&N. Thank you, Ivana.
 

margaret cochran (41)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 10:33 am
signed and shared
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 11:29 am
Blaming men for this is wrong. It looks to me that women are doing this to other women. These stupid superstitious traditions needs to end. This is the same thing as cutting off the foreskin on little boys. This is a tradition carried down from the Hebrews THOUSANDS of years from the PAST. Neither has any relevance in the 21st century.
 

Lisa N (207)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 1:00 pm
Signed
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 5:28 pm
269 signatures; thanks Ivana!! I hope that our laws will be applied to the fullest which means closing this private clinic/hospital, putting the doctor behind bars and withdrawing his license to practice medicine. It will not bring back the poor girl but it might deter others.

This is so wrong in many aspects and should have no place in any society. What always stuns me in discussions with mothers is the fact that FGM is the most normal thing for them to do. They had it done, their mothers had it done ... why not their daughters?!

Although in Egypt the predominant FGM is either Clitoris pricking or Clitoridectomy - as opposed to the absolute mutilating Excision or Pharaonic FGM - it is a crime on women. Within the Muslim community we can argue with the Fatwa (religious ruling) which was issued in 2006 clearly stating that this is against the teachings of Islam. At times it helps. Within the Christian society we can only appeal to the humanity of the parents as well as the common sense. It's an uphill struggle and I hope that the laws which are since decades in place are applied in this case too. Often they are ... often they are not because the direct reason for the death was a faulty anaesthesia or other complications and there are always willing doctors to testify accordingly.
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 12:40 am

A quick update on this issue after I did some fact checking and phone calls:

As most know - or should know - the clinic has been shut down and the female doctor and the mother of Mayar Mohamed Mousa, the girl who died, were arrested. For unknown reasons the mother got released on bail while the female doctor remained in detention.

Yesterday a court OVERTURNED the decision to grant bail for the mother, cancelled it and put her back in prison!!! I think these are great news as it seems those handling this case mean business!!


 

Doris F (18)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 5:15 am
signed, thank you Ivana
 

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 5:58 am
Previously signed
 

Joao S (1)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 7:00 am
Noted and signed! This horrible tradition needs to end! There is no place for it anywhere in the world and I pledge to sign every genital mutilation ban petition I came across. Thank you for sharing
 

caroline lord (0)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 7:29 am
S&S Thank you
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 11:43 am

This is a short and concise explanation what FGM does to women:

Video about FGM facts. Please scroll down on the page until you each the video clip. Don't be afraid - there are only graphics and no real pictures.

It also introduces one of the most sincerest fighters against FGM in Somalia: Ifrah Ahmed, a young 23-yrs old woman who underwent FGM herself and has done more to combat FGM than all these fake "fighters" like Alan Hirsi Ali (who didn't undergo any procedure) or Islamophobes like Palmela Geller.
 

Denise D (33)
Sunday June 26, 2016, 6:59 pm
N, s & s. Thanks, Ivana.
 

ERIKA S (87)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 1:01 am
signed + noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 1, 2016, 3:13 am
signed
 

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 3:25 am
Thank You – Help Spread the Word:

sharing
 

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 9:24 am
Noted and signed thank you, Rose
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 11:20 am
Noted & Signed
 

Angelica C (51)
Thursday November 17, 2016, 7:24 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Ivana.
 
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