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Orchid Project launches search for its next CEO

After eight incredible years as CEO & Founder of Orchid Project, Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE is transitioning to a new role of “Founder & Ambassador” for Orchid Project later this year, where she will continue to be involved in our thriving organisation. Julia’s decision means that the Board of Orchid Project have, in line with their

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G7 Gender Advisory Council prioritises ending female genital cutting

The announcement this week that ending female genital cutting (FGC) is a key priority for the G7 Gender Advisory Council is an encouraging development, which Orchid Project is delighted to welcome. We hope that this lays a foundation for concrete commitments from the G7 to support efforts to stop this practice, which is violation of

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3,000 Maasai gather to abandon cutting in Kenya

I’m on my way home through a dismal February-London, and it already feels as if the exuberance, gravity and joy of the gathering I have just been privileged to witness in the Loita Hills of Kenya is far behind me. What I saw there was not an everyday occurrence. 3,000 Maasai came together to publicly

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What will it take for female genital cutting to end globally?

Activists from around the world are calling on governments and members of the public to take action to support an end to female genital cutting.  Cutting impacts at least 200 million women and girls, in over 45 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and within diaspora communities worldwide. It is a truly global issue,

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Orchid Project response to today’s FGM conviction at Old Bailey

Our mission as an organisation is to end female genital cutting (FGC) globally.  As such we welcome a judgement that we hope will serve to protect children from this harmful practice. Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE, CEO and Founder of Orchid Project, a charity with a vision of a world free from FGC, said: “This case is also

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