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World

Factbox - Eight warnings raised as world leaders review goals for a better future

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders meet on Tuesday to review a set of global goals agreed with great fanfare and optimism in 2015 to conquer poverty, climate change and other international woes by 2030.

Nation

NGOs: M'sia must not regress on female genital mutilation after US setback

PETALING JAYA: The US government's reluctance to defend the ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "slippery slope" that Malaysia should avoid, say two women non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

World

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, told Reuters on Thursday.

Wellness

Putting a stop to female genital mutilation in Malaysia

Malaysian health columnist Dr Milton Lum calls for an end to female genital mutilation, whether mild or severe, as it only causes harm to women.

World

Egyptian doctors launch campaign to get parents to say ‘no’ to female genital mutilation

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Doctors at two Cairo hospitals will pin blue ribbon badges to the clothing of newborn baby girls on Wednesday (Feb 6) as they launch a campaign to persuade parents in Egypt to say “no” to female genital mutilation (FGM).

Nation

Women NGOs urge govt to ban female genital mutilation

PETALING JAYA: Two women non-governmental organisations have once again urged the government to ban female genital mutilation by enforcing laws that protect a woman’s rights.

Nation

Women NGOs urge govt to ban female genital mutilation

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should ban female genital mutilation (FGM) and work with health and religious authorities, as well as the community, to end the practice, says two women non-governmental organisations (NGOs).