This event is a chance for attendees for hear from leading figures in the UN and EU, activists, and country representatives about what can be done to end female genital cutting mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).
The event will discuss what effective interventions look like and what the challenges are. It will also look at the Sustainable Development Goals, and the critical importance of securing a global indicator on FGM/C.
• Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell, Global Director for the Girl Generation (Chair)
• Dr. Susan Bissell, UNICEF Child Protection Chief
• Linda McAvan MEP Chair of the EU International Development Committee (Invited)
• Sister Fa, Activist and musician
• Domtila Chesang, Kenyan activist
• Representatives of UNFPA and DFID
About Orchid Project: Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting. We work to shape the dialogue around female genital cutting and advocate for prioritisation of the issue; communicate the scale of it and how it is ending; and support the efforts of organisations working towards abandonment in practising countries.
About female genital cutting: female genital cutting is the partial or total removal of a girl’s external genitals. Women who are cut may experience health complications, such as cysts, infections and pain menstruating.
For inquiries regarding this side event, please contact
- Oliver Chantler, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0) 20 3752 5503