FGM – Female genital mutilation
Sadly, there is still a very high percentage of girls in some Arab countries who are circumcised. This is an awful practice, causing immense harm to these girls, both physically and mentally.
Arab Vision has just finished a documentary about FGM which will especially be used by local NGOs to discuss the matter in local communities. In the past the practice was banned by some entire village communities in Egypt, but there is this persistent idea that FGM is a necessary if not good habit. We are hoping that church and mosque leaders in the region will speak out against this awful habit, so that more, entire communities will stop circumcising their daughters!
We will produce one half-hour TV documentary, and 3 additional short clips, to be used in grass-root and Facebook campaigns.