Rights advocates worry conservatism hampering women’s sexual, reproductive health

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Several women’s rights advocates have expressed their worry that the global rise of conservatism, including in Malaysia, is adversely affecting women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health.

Speaking at the regional launch of the United Nations Population Fund’s State of World Population (SWOP) 2019 report yesterday, the advocates pointed at still prevalent support for child marriages, female genital mutilation (FGM), and anti-vaccination as some examples.

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