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Indonesia Begins New Campaign To End FGM, Despite Religious Leaders’ Opposition

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indonesia launches new campaign to end female genital mutilation: minister
“Indonesia is embarking on a renewed campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), according to its women’s minister Yohana Yembise, despite opposition from religious leaders who have stymied past efforts to combat a practice that is common. Home to the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia tried to ban FGM a decade ago but opposition from influential Islamic clerics has meant it is still widely practiced…” (Yi, 9/21).

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