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True scale of FGC is not currently represented by research and evidence

 Orchid Project is calling for greater research and evidence outside the 30 countries that currently report national data on female genital cutting (FGC) prevalence for women aged 15-49 There should be increased reporting from UN member states on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.3.2 relating to FGC to reflect the global scale of the issue

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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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Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

Canadian International Development Minister Bibeau, has just announced Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. We are excited to see that gender equality and the promotion of girls and women’s rights are at the core of the policy. Female genital cutting is referenced in two action areas, under gender equality (the core focus) and human dignity: ‘To better support gender

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We’re recruiting an Office Administrator

Orchid Project are looking for an Office Administrator to join our small and growing team. About Orchid Project…  Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGC). Our mission is to foster and accelerate the abandonment of FGC around the world.  We are a UK registered charity, with a global

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Hibo Wardere on BBC R4’s Women’s Hour

Orchid Project are delighted to share Hibo Wardere’s most recent interview on BBC’s Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. In conversation with presenter Jane Garvey, Hibo explored how her work as an FGC campaigner and activist has developed since her last appearance on the programme in April 2016. Hibo’s experience of being cut at the age of

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Support for ending FGC

We’ve just seen the news that Canada has invested $650m in SRHR and have specifically made mention of support to programmes that will help prevent and respond to female genital mutilation and cutting. At Orchid we are delighted to read about this commitment, given the role we have played in advocating for this investment, including

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