2012


Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics

We  thought you might like to know that Ann-Marie’s paper entitled ‘Can lessons be learnt from eradicating footbinding in China and applied to abandoning female genital mutilation in Somalia? A critical evaluation of the possibilities offered for developing strategies to expand current promising practice’ has been published by the Journal of Gender Studies.  It is


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Fatima greeted me as I entered the clinic. It was another dusty 40°C day. Even though I had been inWest Darfur and heard details of many atrocities there, I was chilled to the bone as I listened to her story. At ten years old she was raped by the Janjiweed, the armed horseback militia. It
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I grew up hearing stories from my grandmother and next door neighbour, Aunty Bunny, who taught me many of the key lessons in life – about values and what was important in life; priorities and key decisions; love and gender roles. My father also make up amazing multi-part stories to entertain me on weekend mornings whilst my mother had a lie in


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I recently had the opportunity to speak on the work of 28 Too Many in helping end FGM across Africa, as a representative at the We Will Speak Out (WWSO) consortium in Geneva.  This privilege came as part of the support given by the Inspired Individual Scheme run by Tearfund, that I was successfully nominated


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Blog by our In-Country Researcher. FGM is a topical issue in Liberia at the moment. The government was recently forced to take a public position on the matter, with Liberian officials declaring they want to stop FGM. This followed the publication by a journalist of an article exposing FGM which made her the target of threats, sparking international controversy


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Be inspired you to see what can be done as you read below about what a team of 5 Obstetric & Gynaecology Doctors (ranging from age 27-56) from Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, Northern Ireland achieved when running the Belfast Marathon Relay on 7th May 2012.
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In the light of the recent front page article in the Sunday Times on 22nd April that have have led to a couple of arrests for offering FGM services in the UK, how do we keep our children safe from cultural traditional practices that cause harm under human rights legislation, whilst preserving cultural heritage? 28 Too Many was
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A Blog by Louise Robertston, 28 Too Many's New Operations Co-Ordinator
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Two special dates came up in our calendar in February and March – anti-FGM Day (6th February) and International Women’s Day (8th March). Each are full of key events, and for us, anti-FGM Day was marked by two Women’s Hour broadcasts on FGM in Senegal and Egypt. We attended a conference at the Royal College
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The empowerment of women & girls has risen up the development agenda this decade, backed by powerful financial institutions with CSR policies; the philanthropic departments of major organisations (Vodafone and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations) and influential donors (USAID & DfID). What hope have we that this overlooked group will fulfil its potential? On the


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