Orchid Project - A consultation on FGM across the Asia region
During the past months, Orchid Project continued to work on the #DontCutHerShort campaign and co-hosted the Webinar "Our Issue Too, Voices from Asia", on FGM prevalence across the Asia region. They led a consultation on FGM across the Asia region and published the results in the Asia Network to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) Consultation report.
In February, Orchid Project launched the Don't Cut Her Short campaign, calling on organisations and individuals to support the Call to Action from the Global Platform for Action to End FGM/C. The campaign highlighted that FGM hinders the lives of girls and women, and drew attention to girls' and women's potential when they remain uncut. If you want to discover more about the Campaign, you can check Orchid Project's website.
Later in April, Orchid Project co-hosted a Webinar with ARROW, a regional non-profit women’s organization based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Webinar, Our Issue Too, Voices from Asia, highlighted the presence of FGM across the region. They heard from activists in Sri Lanka, academics in Malaysia, and advocates in Indonesia. They also presented the findings from a consultation on FGM across the Asia region, which Orchid Project led on and can be read here.