In an article in the NY Times titled “Voices Rise in Egypt to Shield Girls From an Old Tradition”, many different parts of Egyptian society have worked to decrease female genital mutiliation. In 2005, a survey of married, divorced, and widowed Egyptian women found that 96% had had the procedure performed. Here’s the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/20/world/africa/20girls.html?_r=1&oref=slogin [...]