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FGC decision-making dilemmas in Somaliland

In Somalia, East Africa, 98% of girls currently undergo female genital cutting (FGC); one of the highest prevalence rates out of the 30 countries where national data is collected around the practice. In Somaliland, there is no such national data to show how common FGC is amongst communities, and it is an area that was under-researched until

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‘Under-served and over-looked’ – Orchid Project welcomes IPPF’s report into gender equity

Speaking in Oslo on World Contraception Day 2017 at the launch of IPPF report, ‘Under-served and Over-looked: Prioritising contraceptive equity for the poorest and most marginalised women and girls”,  Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE discussed the impacts of gender-based violence, including female genital cutting (FGC), on access to family planning services. She spoke about what needs to

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Orchid Project welcomes UK-Canadian collaboration to champion gender equality

Today’s joint announcement from Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that our two governments are committed to close collaboration on a range of topics is an important and welcome union, not least because of their strategic partnership to support gender equality and women’s empowerment. The two leaders confirmed that their governments

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We’re hiring a new Communications Manager

Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGC). We are a small but growing charity with a proven track record of delivering programmes, advocacy and communications work in support of an end to FGC. The Communications Manager is a new role at Orchid Project and you will take the

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Canada 150, HM The Queen and FGC

This morning I was honoured to be a guest at Canada House, where I had the chance to talk briefly with HM The Queen (that’s me lurking in the background of the photo, behind the Queen’s shoulder, in the blue dress).  I was able to tell her about the change that is happening around the

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We’re hiring for a new Programmes Manager

Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGC).  We are a small but growing, dynamic charity with a proven track record of delivering programmes, advocacy and communications work in support of an end to FGC. The Programmes Manager will take the initiative to drive and lead on all of

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