Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics
A blog by 28 Too Many Programmes Manager Caroline Overton reflecting on the outcome of the UK's first prosecution under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.
Guest blog by Sarajane Rodgers. When you think of female genital mutilation (FGM), where does one picture such a thing taking place? Is it in some far off land? The United States, a country based on principles of freedom of the mind, body, and spirit, would be immune to something like FGM, right? In this blog 28 Too Many supporter Sarajane Rodgers explores the reality of FGM in the USA.
In recognition of her work researching and campaigning against female genital mutilation (FGM), 28 Too Many Founder and Executive Director Dr Ann-Marie Wilson has been awarded a British Citizen Award. Ann-Marie is one of 28 people chosen from hundreds of nominations to receive the new awards, celebrating the selfless and often vital work they do for others. Each of them was presented with a medal at a ceremony in Westminster on 29th January.
Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen Akram. Nigeen blogs about the brave women of Kurdistan battling to protect their homeland from extremist forces and also for women's rights and to end harmful practices like FGM. On a recent trip to Kurdistan Nigeen met FGM survivors and in this blogs she tells the story of one women who underwent the practice but has vowed to break the cycle and end FGM in her family to protect her daughters.
28 Too Many's new research, Country Profile: FGM in Liberia shows that approximately half of girls and women in Liberia undergo FGM. Despite a ban on the practice since September due to the Ebola outbreak, there are reports that some FGM is continuing. This new report details the situation relating to FGM in Liberia and makes recommendations on actions necessary to end the practice.
Guest blog by Asha Chadeesingh. A blog by Asha on the support services that are available to girls and women affected by FGM and why this remains a key issue for campaigners.
On Friday 5th December 2014, Sam Barlow will be walking home from work - a sixty mile commute by foot to help end FGM.
Blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Asha Chadeesingh. As we approach the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (25th Nov to 10th Dec), 28 Too Many volunteer Asha blogs to encourage her fellow students to get active and be part of the generation that will end female genital mutilation (FGM).
28 Too Many were pleased to participate in the NGO Forum in Geneva which preceded the first high-level Regional Review meeting for Beijing+20 and was organized by UNECE and UN Women on the 3rd to 5th November in Geneva. The conclusions of the regional reviews will feed into the global review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at next year’s fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
Guest blog by Caroline Overton. As the UK’s Ministry of Justice publishes a raft of new measures to protect girls and women from FGM 28 Too Many Programmes Manager Caroline Overton asks, FGM: can’t you just pass a law against it?