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
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