Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics
Guest blog by Jess Frampton, member of the London Committee for the UK National Committee for UN Women about how an award-winning film and one of the country’s top experts shed light on the hidden world of FGM.
A guest blog by Amanda Epe Health 28 Too Many Volunteer, trainer/coach and writer/activist against FGM. A personal account of how a father's story about FGM sowed a seed for one women to become a campaigner against this harmful practice.
28 Too Many welcome the new telephone helpline to protect girls in the UK from female genital mutilation (FGM) which was launched on Monday 24th June by the NSPCC. The free 24 hour telephone line provides advice, information and support for anyone concerned that a child's welfare is at risk because of FGM.
Blog by 28 Too Many researcher Kelly Denise. I have had the privilege of working full time with 28 Too Many for about a year and it has been amazing. The people, the vision and the work have been inspiring. Being a part of a young organisation from the beginning has been an incredible experience as we navigate through the vision in real life and learn from our mistakes as well as seek advice from those who have been working in this field before us.
A guest blog by Helen Harwood. A review of "The Day I Will Never Forget", a powerful documentary by acclaimed film maker Kim Longinotto follows a number of women in Kenya around the theme of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Blog by Katherine Allen, Research Intern and co-author of FGM in Kenya. 28 Too Many has released its first country profile report on FGM in Kenya. This information resource is freely available on our website and is intended to provide consolidated and objective information on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya, and on national efforts to eradicate the practice.
28 Too Many’s new report on FGM in Kenya is featured in The Lancet in their weekly news podcast with an interview with our founder and Executive Director, Ann-Marie Wilson. As well as outlining our research methodology, Ann-Marie confirms the key findings from the report including a welcomed 10% reduction in FGM prevalence across Kenya over the last 10 years.
Blog by Louise Robertson. Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. I was reminded of this quote by the striking fact that only 19% of Kenya girls who have secondary level education undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) compared to an alarming 54% of girls who do not get a school education.
Guest blog by Laura McKeever, studying Medical Science and Humanities at Swansea University. In 2012 significant advances were made in the battle against FGM as the United Nations prepared the first-ever draft resolution against the practice. In addition to this, some nations decided to abandon the practice - most notably Somalia included a ban on FGM in its new constitution. While progress has been made, push back has arrived.