Orchid Project

Placing FGM at the heart of the SDGs

2015 - 2016

Orchid Project uses advocacy, communications and partnerships to pursue an end to the practice of FGM. They focus on convening activists and decision makers at every level – from grassroots to international. As part of HDF’s coordinated support for the inclusion and maintenance of a specific FGM-related indicator in the Sustainable Development Goals, Orchid Project delivered an advocacy plan targeting various UN agencies, the European Commission, and a range of political stakeholders across Europe and North America.


TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

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