Malaysia Country Profile

Wednesday 27 March 2024

As part of the Asia Network’s CSW68 virtual parallel event, ‘FGM/C in Asia: Evidence and Funding’, Orchid Project introduced their latest country profile on the 13th March. This reviewed FGC trends in Malaysia.

Anne-Marie Morin, Research Analyst and Translation Coordinator at Orchid Project presented some of the key findings from the report as part of our soft launch. These findings include the following:

  • Orchid Project estimates an FGC prevalence of 93% in the ethnic Malay population of Malaysia
  • Orchid Project estimates that more than 7.5 million girls and women in Malaysia have undergone FGC
  • This Country Profile calls for a breaking of the silence surrounding FGC in Malaysia.

You can find the full report here.

For more of our research, including the Malaysia profile, please head over to our research initiative.