San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Orchid Project – Human Rights
Presented by: Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE, Orchid's CEO
Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGM). Our
mission is to foster and accelerate the abandonment of FGC around the world.
3.6 million girls are at risk of being cut each year in Africa alone. 200 million women
are living with the devastating impacts of FGC worldwide. In half of the
countries that practice FGC, the majority of girls are cut before they are 5 years old.
FGC contravenes human, health, child and women’s rights.
The presentation will broadly cover:
1. What female genital cutting is and where it is practised
2. How FGC affects a girl throughout her life
3. International efforts to end the practice
4. How FGC is ending
5. Orchid Project Work
When & Where
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