2014


Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics

Charity 28 Too Many will ask leaders within the Church of England attending General Synod in York, on Saturday 12th July, to ensure that The Church strengthens its opposition to the harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).


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The IAC Executive Board has agreed 28Toomany as an affiliate member of the Inter-African Committee (IAC).

The IAC is an African regional umbrella body that has been working on policy programmes and actions to stop FGM in the African Region for the last 28 years. 


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HASCA new report on FGM is published today by the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons “Female genital mutilation: the case for a national action plan”. The Committee recommends the immediate implementation of a national action plan and specific steps to respond to the growing crisis on FGM in UK.


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A blog on the Premier Lecture by Siobhan Crawford. 28 Too Many Trustee Siobhan Crawford attended the third annual Premier Lecture with the Right Honourable Lord (Paul) Boateng on Tuesday 10th June. Here is her account of an inspiring evening


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Guest blog by Kabete Benard. Kabete Benard provides an insight into community development work in Pokot County in Kenya where FGM is still widely practised.


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28 Too Many's new report, Country Profile: FGM in Sierra Leone, shines a light on the secretive practice of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone. It shows that change is happening and makes recommendations on what needs to be to done to accelerate the ending of this harmful practice.
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FGM in SLOn Saturday 17th May, a nine year old Sierra Leonean girl died from female genital mutilation (FGM) related complications. 

28 Too Many’s new report “Country Profile: FGM in Sierra Leone” shines a light on this secretive practice and shows that there has been a slight fall in the prevalence rate of FGM in Sierra Leone from 2008 to 2013 but the practice still affects approximately 89.6% of women (DHS, 2013). 


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ESVC

28 Too Many are pleased to be taking part in the global summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflist which is being held in London from 10th to 13th June 2014.


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Guest blog by Esther Marshall. Esther Marshall, a physiotherapist and pilates instructor from East London, explains her motivation for taking part in the Run Hackney Half Marathon to raise money for 28 Too Many and help end FGM.


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Guest blog by Kat Brealey. On Sunday 11th May, Kat and her husband Ben completed the Bristol 10K to raise money to help end FGM and change the lives of women and girls around the world. As well as helping to empower other women, Kat also found that preparing for and completing the run was a hugely empowering experience for her.


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