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Female genital cutting is a harmful practice involving full or partial removal of a girl’s external genitals. It serves no medical purpose and has many harmful consequences.

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Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting. Find out about how Orchid Project was set up, and meet our team of staff and Trustees as well as learning about who supports our work.

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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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Over 170 communities to end female genital cutting

Orchid Project are excited to share the news that 117 communities will be declaring abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) in the Kolda region of Senegal this Sunday, 14th May 2017. And that’s not all – a further 57 communities will declare abandonment the following week, on 21st May 2017, in the Matam region of Senegal.

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Country Profiles

Orchid Project has been collating information about FGC around the world. Find out more about FGC practices and statistics in different countries and regions.