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Declaration ceremonies supporting an end to FGC

On 14th May 2017, 117 communities united to declare their abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC). Each community that chose to abandon had been reached by Orchid Project’s social mobilisation programme, whereby volunteers travel through their social networks, often by foot or horse and cart, to share with others why their communities chose to stop

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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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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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Orchid are recruiting a Head of Fundraising

Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting – something we believe is entirely possible. To achieve this we advocate to ensure stakeholders resource and prioritise an end to FGC, communicate the potential to end FGC within a generation and partner with organisations that deliver a sustainable, proven end to

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