Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics
Guest blog by a 28 Too Many researcher. During August and September 2013 Gosbert Lwentaro, a researcher based in Dar es Salaam undertook research on FGM in Tanzania for 28 Too Many. His research included meetings and community group discussions in Arusha and Moshi and in this blog he shares some of the findings which show how FGM is changing in Tanzania.
28 Too Many is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new trustees to its Board of Directors.
Guest blog by Diya Mukarji. An interesting and thoughtful blog by Diya Mukarji, a post-colonial feminist and anti-FGM campaigner. In this piece Diya explores how we can discuss a difficult topic like FGM in a culturally sensitive and progressive way which does not hinder efforts to end the practice.
It is estimated that 7.9 million women and girls in Tanzania have undergone FGM (UNICEF, 2013). New research for 28 Too Many’s report “Country Profile: FGM in Tanzania” shows that there has been good progress against FGM in some areas of Tanzania but there are still very strong challenges to eradicating FGM.
Blog by Louise Robertson. As we celebrate Human Rights Day 2013, we share a story of a brave woman in Tanzania urging others to abandon the harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Guest blog by volunteer Alison Glennie. On International Volunteers Day 2013, 28 Too Many communications volunteer Alison Glennie explains why volunteering is important and how it changes the lives of the volunteers as well the people they help.
Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Vivien Cohen. Vivien writes about The Cruel Cut. A new documentary about FGM in the UK shown on Channel 4 television on the 6th November 2013. The film follows Leyla Hussein, an FGM survivor who now campaigns to end the practice, support survivors and protect other girls from having to face the often devastating consequences of FGM.
Guest blog by Winnie Cheung. 28 Too Many volunteer Winnie Cheung discusses the campaign against FGM in the UK and what impact the attitude that this is a "women's issue" has on progress to end the practice.
Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Ruth Samuels. Inspired by a recent event led by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, and guest speaker Marai Larasi from EVAW and Imkaan, 28 Too many volunteer Ruth Samuels explores why governments should be taking more action against gender based violence.