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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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Response to US judge ruling that law banning FGC is unconstitutional

A judge in Detroit has dismissed a Michigan case involving two doctors and six others brought up on federal charges of performing female genital cutting (FGC) on nine minor girls in the United States. In response to the judge’s decision, Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE, CEO and Founder of Orchid Project commented: “It’s important to note that

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Has FGC prevalence dropped significantly in East, North and West Africa?

New statistical analysis finding a significant decrease in female genital cutting (FGC) prevalence rates across East, North and West Africa is encouraging but should be received with caution, and with an understanding of the context-specific nature of the practice around the world. In East Africa, FGC prevalence amongst girls aged 0-14 has dropped to 8%

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Choosing a world free from FGC: Aissata’s story

      New animation on female genital cutting released – Aissata’s true story   UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem- “Aissata’s story tells us that with community engagement, greater political will and targeted investments, we can change social norms and save girls’ lives. Let’s quickly step up our efforts to make good on our

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