Mideast Egypt FGM Survivors Photo Gallery

Mideast Egypt FGM Survivors Photo Gallery

In this Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 photo, Ihsan Abdel Waly, 75, who worked as a midwife and has been subjected to female genital mutilation herself, poses for a photograph in Sidfa, 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt. Abdel Waly started practicing in her early twenties. She learned from her mother who performed the procedure on her. "During my mother's generation there were hardly any midwives. It was a mothers duty to perform the procedure to her own daughter. My generation was full of mid-wives. It became a job." Abdel Waly is mother to four boys and one girl. She operated on her only daughter. "I regret working as a midwife and operating on all these girls," she said. She feels it's her responsibility now to speak out against FGM. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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November 15, 2014 06:39:33 AM
November 19, 2014 08:05:50 AM
Nariman El-Mofty
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
A SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2014 PHOTO 1 OF AN 8-PICTURE PHOTO GALLERY
3840 x 5760 4.1 MB
Female genital cutting, Human welfare, Social issues, Social affairs, Female genital cutting, Women's rights, Human rights and civil liberties
Sidfa, Egypt
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