Julia Lalla-Maharajh, CEO and founder of Orchid Project

I am the CEO and founder of a small UK based NGO, Orchid Project. Prior to this, I worked in a number of roles in the private sector in London. Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGC). We advocate to ensure stakeholders resource and prioritise an end to FGC. We communicate the potential for an end to the practice, raising awareness about how, why and where FGC happens, and partner with organisations that deliver a sustainable, proven end to female genital cutting.