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EGYPTIAN CARTOONIST DOAA ELADL ON FGM | Public Radio International’s ‘The World’


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If the cartoon below makes you uncomfortable, it should. Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl — never one to shy away from tough issues — is commenting on FGM (female genital mutilation).

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Egyptian Doaa Eladl is a woman in what is still a man’s world: political cartooning. She’s one of just a handful of female political cartoonists in the Middle East.  And her cartoons often comment on that fact. Eladl publishes her work in an Arabic language newspaper but here’s a chance to hear her — through an interpreter — and see a selection of her cartoons.

Doaa Eladl at Work

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One Response to “EGYPTIAN CARTOONIST DOAA ELADL ON FGM | Public Radio International’s ‘The World’”

  1. Nadine Gary Says:

    Thank you, dear Doaa, for your bold cartoons that enlighten society! The one about FGM particularly caught my attention since I volunteer for a humanitarian organization that surgically repairs the damage done to the clitoris and other parts of the genitals of FGM women. Clitoraid is based in the US but our patients are from all over the world, including Egypt. In October we will be opening the first humanitarian Clitoral Restoration Hospital in the world for FGM victims in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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