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.


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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The first US summit to end female genital mutilation

The momentum generated by summits like this is the lifeblood of change. At the heart of the movement to end FGM are the survivors who represent the most vulnerable and at risk – those without a platform to speak. Activists…

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Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership today also launched the new INSPIRE package of seven proven strategies to prevent violence against children, created with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CDC, End Violence Against Children, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), The U.S….

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