2014


Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics

FGM in Mali

28 Too Many's new research, Country Profile: FGM in Mali, confirms that FGM remains a major issue in Mali and that 91% of girls and women have experienced FGM. The report details the practice and explains the underlying social drivers which support the continuation of FGM.


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FGM in the UK

17 September 2014

Guest blog by Jade Botha. Jade Botha became aware of FGM while studying in the UK for masters degree in education studies. Inspired to focus on FGM in the UK for her dissertation, Jade explains what she learnt and why she supports the campaign to end FGM.


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An update on some of our fantastic supporters who are taking action and have joined the global movement to end FGM.
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Guest blog by Phoebe Waller on why new luxury lingerie label Flimsymoon has chosen to donate some of the proceeds from its Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help 28 Too Many's work to end FGM.


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Blog by 28 Too Many Volunteer Shirelle Salem. The recent Girl Summit on female genital mutilation and child early forced marriage was an important step in the fight to end these harmful practices and looks to a better future but what about the girls at risk of FGM now? 28 Too Many volunteer Shirelle Salem blogs to raise awareness of the thousands of British girls at risk of FGM this summer.


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Girl Effect Live

28 July 2014

Blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Shirelle Salem. 28 Too Many volunteer Shirelle blogs about the inspiring Girl Effect Live which took place in London on Sunday 20th July 2014. An exciting female-led day of music, art, poetry, comedy, expert discussions and workshops to celebrate the power of girls and young women.


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The 21st Century Girl

24 July 2014
28 Too Many's Youth Delegate Ella Sivan blogs on the #YouthforChange conference which was held in London on Saturday 19th July and brought together young people from across the world who are passionate about girls' rights and ending FGM and CEFM.
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Declarations signed by over 350 UK faith leaders were presented to the UK Government at the Girl Summit in London on 22nd July 2014. The declarations make clear that female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage (FM) are not religious requirements and that no faith supports these harmful practices.


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The first Girl Summit is being held in London on 22nd July and aims to create a world where FGM and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) are no longer practised. 28 Too Many supports this ground breaking events and will be taking part in the Summit and a number of supporting events.


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28 Too Many is supporting The Girl Summit 2014. Bringing together governments, experts and activists, this will be first international forum to look at FGM and child and forced marriage. Read more about the event and what it aims to achieve in our latest blog.
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