2014


Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics

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.


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A blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Asha on the support services that are available to girls and women affected by FGM and why this remains a key issue for campaigners.
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Sam's Walk Home

19 November 2014

SamsWalkHome

 

On Friday 5th December 2014, Sam Barlow will be walking home from work - a sixty mile commute by foot to help end FGM.


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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).
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UN Beijing20 Review

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.


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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?
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A powerful blog by 28 Too Many volunteer and medical student Nigeen telling the story of a Kurdish FGM survivor she met during a visit to Iraqi Kurdistan this summer. We share this on Blog Action Day 2014 in the hope that it will be seen by many people and encourage support for the brave Kurdish women standing against FGM.
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A review of the recent Cruel Cut workshop in London, featuring anti-FGM campaigners, health, legal and other experts to provide life-saving and life-changing awareness and training of FGM
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Hitting FGM for six!

10 October 2014

CWB Kenya

For the International Day of the Girl Child 2014, 28 Too Many and Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) are pleased to announce a ground breaking project in Kenya using sport to bring communities together, empower girls and encourage the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM).


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As 28 Too Many's new report Country Profile: FGM in Mali shows the extent of FGM in Mali, researcher Gemma Locke highlights some of the challenges and shares her hopes for change.
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