In advance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on the 6th of February, Sya Taha and Saza Faradilla join PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up Singapore) to discuss the issue of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in the Singapore context. They talk about the situation in Singapore, why FGC is practised here, and the physical, emotional, and psychological harm that it causes. They also discuss the unique aspects of the situation in Singapore as compared to other places, the effects of FGC on Women’s Rights and bodily autonomy, and the barriers towards eliminating its practice. You can read Sya and Saza’s research piece on the issue here.

Content warning: Discussions of genital cutting, violence against children, and mental/physical trauma.

This episode is a collaboration with Wake Up, Singapore. You can find out more about them online on their website, Facebook and Instagram.


New Naratif

Now that you're here, we have a favour to ask...

New Naratif is a movement for democracy, freedom of information, and freedom of speech in Southeast Asia (see our manifesto). Our articles report on issues that are often overlooked or suppressed by the mainstream media in Southeast Asia. We rely on our members for their support. Every cent of your membership fee goes to supporting our research, journalism, and community organisation activities. Your support enables us to be editorially independent and to conduct hard hitting independent research and journalism. It allows us to give a voice to the powerless and to hold the powerful accountable. Our members are active participants in our movement, helping us to create content and informing us about important issues, which shapes our coverage and content. Join our movement and let us, together, build a better Southeast Asia. Please subscribe to New Naratif—it’s just US$52/year (US$1/week) or US$5/month—and it only takes a minute. If you’d like to learn more, and read more articles, please start here! Thank you!


Get the Newest Naratif

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter to get the scoop on matters concerning Southeast Asia

Join our newsletter