Empowering Healthcare Professionals: Unveiling the Harms of Female Circumcision in Malaysia

The Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children, in collaboration with the Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women and the Asia Network to End FGM/C, are delighted to present to you our leaflet for healthcare professionals on female circumcision in Malaysia. We hope this will be a useful resource for healthcare professionals to educate […]

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‘We’re not hysterical’ – A call for action on the gender pain gap in Malaysia – The Star Malaysia

First published in The Star Malaysia on 17th October 2023. In light of the recent International Day of the Girl Child on Oct 11, 2023, the International Islamic University Malaysia, the Endometriosis Association of Malaysia, Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children, Peduli Merah, and Projek Gadis Mekar collaboratively hosted an online forum to raise awareness […]

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Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children Statement on Viral Tik Tok Video on Promoting Female Genital Cutting by a Healthcare Professional

We condemn the practice of female genital cutting as promoted by a Malaysian healthcare professional in a viral Tik Tok video. We have released a summary statement on Ova Health – The Galen Centre. Please read our full statements in English and Bahasa Melayu below. Full statement in English: Kenyataan penuh dalam Bahasa Melayu: Signatories […]

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Reflections of the 2023 Women Deliver and What it Means for Eliminating FGM/C in Asia – Dr Hannah Nazri

On the 15th July 2023, I touched down at Kigali International Airport, Rwanda for the 2023 Women Deliver (WD2023) conference which was held in Kigali from 17th to 20th July 2023. As the Director of the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children and an active member of the Asia Network to End FGM/C (female genital […]

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2023 WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award for Healthcare

We are delighted to announce that our Director, Dr Hannah Nazri, has been shortlisted as one of the ten finalists for the 2023 WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award for Healthcare category (sponsored by Wellbeing of Women). In addition to this award, she is also entering the Public Vote Award. If you would like to vote for […]

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Sunat Perempuan Bukan Satu Keperluan – Dr Hannah Nazri

Dr Hannah Nazri, Director of the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children shared an article she wrote on female circumcision. This was first published on her blog on 2nd April 2023, and then translated into Malay and published in Ova Health – The Galen Centre on 11th April 2023. Tidak terlalu baru-baru ini, sunat perempuan […]

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Female Circumcision is Unnecessary: Girls are Perfect as They Are — Dr Hannah Nazri

Dr Hannah Nazri, Director of the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children shared an article she wrote on female circumcision. This was first published on her blog on 2nd April 2023. Not too recently, female circumcision came to Malaysians’ attention when popular Malaysian UK-based surgeon, Dr Amalina Bakri, spoke out against the backlash at her […]

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Persecuted In One Place, Unwelcome In Another — Dr Janani Devaraja & Ashvinderjit Kaur

Dr Janani Devaraja and Ashvinderjit Kaur, members of the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children shared an opinion piece on refugee health as part of the International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21st March 2023. First published online in CodeBlue by The Galen Centre on 22nd March 2023. Refugees have genuine health […]

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International Women’s Day 2023

Happy International Women’s Day to all the inspiring and resilient women out there! Today, we are excited to share with you that Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children has formed a new partnership with the Boston Congress of Public Health, Publisher of HPHR Journal (BCPH). Transcending the traditional boundaries of academia and medicine, BCPH supports emerging and established […]

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Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children Statement on Terengganu State’s Criminalisation of Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancies

We condemn the criminalisation of out-of-wedlock pregnancies within the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment 2022 in Section 29A by the Terengganu State and other similar laws practised by other states in Malaysia. Please read our full statement below in English and Bahasa Melayu below. A shorter statement published by Ova Health – The Galen Centre can […]

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