Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been banned and criminalized in Egypt since 2008, yet parents never stopped forcing their daughters to go through the procedure. Many young girls have lost their lives as a result. Some death has been reported to the police. But the punishment never exceeded a slap on the hand.
Suhair Bataa, a13 years old girl, died last year as a result of a botched FGM operation. It was the first time anyone in Egypt faced justice for widely practiced form of gender discrimination violence.