On December 20, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution “Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.” The passage of the resolution is the culmination of a decade of work by activist women around the world with the support of a number of African and Arab NGOs, civil society, and governments. This resolution is a very important step in the history of the women’s movement in the MENA region, especially at a time when women’s role and rights are being marginalized in a number of Arab countries. In Egypt, Moushira Khattab was the principle architect of laws criminalizing the practice of female genital mutilation.