Following a myriad of coverage for the issue of female genital cutting (FGC) and Orchid Project in the Evening Standard newspaper on the International Day to End FGC 2018, the same publication published an additional article featuring Orchid Project’s work on 8th February 2018.
The article focused on our work in Kenya and featured information about our partner SAFE Maa’s work within the Masaai community of the Loita Hills, South Kenya. SAFE Maa’s work has seen 30% of Masaai families in the Loita Hills transition to using an Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) so girls graduate into womanhood while remaining uncut.
HERA’s recent research, which was commissioned by Orchid Project, looked at opportunities for investment on FGC abandonment in Africa, and was featured in the article.
Jay Kamara-Frederick, an Orchid Project ambassador, also spoke to the Evening Standard and is quoted in the article on her experience with FGC.