First Inter-Regional Coalition to end FGM Joint Statement

Our Coalition aims to enable better coordination among civil society working towards the abandonment of FGM at different regional and sub-regional levels and increase collaboration and information sharing to help keep momentum and accelerate change to end FGM worldwide through improved cooperation across regions.

It is important that the practice of FGM is exposed in South East Asia, especially in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines, and to discuss ways to end such harmful practice. IPPF-ESEAOR will start the process within its Member-Associations and will join other CSOs and Coalitions advocating to end FGM”, concluded Nora Murat, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation East and South East Asia Regional Office.