Target: Egyptian Justice Minister Mohamed Hossam Ahmed Ali Abdel Rahim
Goal: Prosecute those responsible for performing an illegal surgery on and killing an innocent teenage girl.
A teenage girl in Egypt has become the latest victim of a troubling and dangerous tradition after she died while undergoing a female genital mutilation operation at a private hospital. Egyptian prosecutors are currently looking into the death of Mayar Mohamed Mousa, 17, who recently died in a hospital in the Suez province.
Despite providing no benefits and placing women in serious danger, female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to be a problem in many countries. Victims of this harmful operation face numerous consequences, from painful urination to fatal complications during childbirth. The practice was banned eight years ago, but is still commonly performed in Egypt, as evidenced by Mousa’s death.
The people responsible for this needless and tragic death must be held accountable. Sign the petition below and urge Egyptian authorities to punish the guilty parties and send a clear message that FGM is no longer tolerated.
Dear Mr. Rahim,
I am writing to call your attention to the tragic death of Mayar Mohamed Mousa, a teenage girl who was killed in an illegal female genital mutilation operation. Despite the practice being banned several years ago, female genital mutiliation (FGM) procedures are still commonly practiced, and the people responsible for this needless death must be held accountable.
FGM offers no benefits and places women in serious danger of a number of consequences, from pain during sex to fatal birth complications. Those who still attempt to perform this operation must be punished, and I urge you to prosecute these people and send the message that FGM has no place in Egypt.
[Your Name Here]
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