International Day to End Female Genital Cutting 2018


Orchid Project partnered with the Canadian and UK governments to host a reception at Canada House in London to mark the International Day to End Female Genital Cutting (FGC) on Tuesday 6th February 2018.

The event was hosted by HE Janice Charette, the High Commissioner to Canada for the UK, and we were honoured to hear from the UK’s Minister of State for International Development, Lord Bates, and Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diane Jacovella.

Orchid Project’s CEO, Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE, chaired a panel discussion where the audience heard from changemakers including: Jay K. Frederick, who is an Orchid Project ambassador, British Anti-FGC Activist and Founder of SKiM Network; Amos Leuka, Project Manager for Orchid Project partner, SAFE Maa which works within the Maasai in Kenya; and Natalie Robi Tingo, the Founder of Msichana Empowerment Kuria and a participant in an Orchid Project Knowledge Sharing Workshop in Kenya 2017.

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