Female genital cutting affects at least 3.9 million girls every year. Not only does the practice have often devastating physical and psychological impacts on girls and women, but it can also cut short her life chances, her education, and her inclusion in the economy.
2020 marks the start of a 10 year countdown to reach the global Sustainable Development Goal of ending FGC by 2030. We must accelerate progress on ending the cut thirteen-fold if we’re to reach our 10 year target and protect girls.
Coinciding with the International Day to End FGC 2020, Orchid Project is launching the #DontCutHerShort campaign, to mobilise public support for a growing global movement.
Change is already happening. Brave communities around the world are abandoning FGC and leading the way. We need your support now to accelerate an end to cutting. Show your support for girls and the movement to end FGC by signing up today.