A landmark case in Egypt is providing hope to advocates against female genital mutilation. Here's how to win the uphill battle against the dangerous practice. A guest commentary by the World Bank's Nihal Elwan.

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  • Nihal Elwan

    Nihal Elwan is an international development professional with ten years experience researching, designing, implementing and evaluating social development programs with a particular focus on gender and youth issues. She has worked extensively in the Middle East, and currently serves as a World Bank consultant focusing social protection and gender for the Middle East region. Elwan previously worked with the U.N. Development Program, the International Labor Organization and the International Population Council.

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