My cause End FGM Now renamed itself and became the Orchid Project on 1st June 2010 - www.orchidproject.org
- led by Julia Lalla-Maharajh, our frontline ambassador breaking the taboos of FGM/C through her wonderful advocacy work.
Julia is a finalist for an Influencer Award, one of the Social Change Awards online this year. For her advocacy work to break the taboos around Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation, Julia has been chosen out of 700 nominations. Please vote for her online to win as many times as you like. Here is her message:-
Voting for me may sound familiar to some of you - this one is a bit less high profile than Davos but nevertheless, would be a great one for the cause of female genital cutting to win!
Please can you access the website http://www.socialchangeawards.org.uk/vote.html
- there's a black "Click here to vote" button to click. Then you vote by clicking the round button next to the name. I am up for an "Influencer" award. You can just vote in one category or in many.
For now, vote now and vote often (there are apparently no limits on votes!)
With my thanks, as ever
And my thanks for helping our cause, The Orchid Project, to gain much needed publicity through this competition.