Nairobi Office Director Faiza Mohamed on how moves to 'medicalize' FGM jeopardise decades of work to eliminate it (WNN)

Enero 18, 2013 - 16:30

1/18/2013 -- Women News Network -- "Moves to medicalize female mutilation could destroy ‘Stop FGM’ advocacy"; Nairobi Office Director Faiza Mohamed on how moves to 'medicalize' FGM jeopardise decades of work to eliminate it entirely. 

We ask everyone to support our current campaign, which demands that Indonesia should end the government legitimization of FGM and restore its national ban immediately. This – as well as any future moves to legitimise FGM in Malaysia or Egypt – ignores international guidelines and puts countless girls in harm’s way. All attempts to ‘medicalize’ FGM are steps in the wrong direction, at a time when substantial progress is finally being made to eliminate this utterly unnecessary and destructive practice.
--Faiza Mohamed, Nairobi Office Director, Equality Now