Orchid Project advocate for increased attention and resources to be invested in ending female genital cutting (FGC). We believe that FGC can only end with the help of leaders, activists and decision-makers at every level – from the grassroots, to regional, national and international actors.

193 countries have committed to the aim of achieving global abandonment of FGC by 2030, through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which include reducing FGC prevalence as a specific target under Goal 5.3.2. The recognition of FGC in this framework is bringing increased global attention to the practice as a human rights violation.

But there is still a great amount of work to be done if we are to bring an end to FGC within a generation. Our advocacy team has been instrumental in ensuring that the issue of FGC is represented on global platforms, and continues to make the case to governments and decision-makers for actions to be accelerated.

Together, we can create a world free from FGC.