This is really wonderful news…
And, marriage has been banned for both male and females under the age of 18!
If anyone chooses to still uphold these barbaric practices, there are penalties to be paid.
This is due to the ‘Child’s Rights Bill,’ female circumcision is only feasible in cases of ‘medical necessity’. I wonder what kinds of medical necessities would that be?
Cairo – The Egyptian parliament has passed new laws banning female circumcision and setting 18 as the minimum age for marriage for both genders, local media said on Sunday.
The new legislation, passed on Saturday, imposes a jail penalty of three months to two years or a fine of 190 to 940 dollars on any one practicing female circumcision, the official al-Ahram newspaper said.
compliments to Religion Clause, thanks!