The centuries-old practice involves the partial or full removal of the external sex organs, usually with a knife or razor blade, in a belief that doing so reduces sexual desires.
The cutting can lead to urinary infections, menstrual problems, infertility and death, in addition to psychological trauma. Since then, circumcising girls has been punishable by a prison sentence of between three months and three years as well as a hefty fine.
Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 4pm on Day 1.
Travel to Egypt and follow the path of the River Nile as you revel in a taste of Egypt's history, beauty and colour on this short but action-packed trip along the longest river in the world.
The Egyptian cabinet recently approved a draft law that would impose stiffer penalties for those who force girls and women into FGM.Group Video Chats Setting up group video chats with your friends has never been easier.Make unlimited video calls and stay in touch with your loved ones for free!Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place.If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend.