2014


Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics

Guest blog by Ruth Samuels. 28 Too Many volunteer Ruth Samuels reflects on the support and encouragement from New Wine Women for our work to end FGM and how this is helping to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.


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Rising for Justice

25 February 2014

Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Hilary Campbell. 28 Too Many volunteer Hilary Campbell writes about One Billion Rising 2014 and the Rise for Justice rally which took place in Trafalgar Square in London on 14th February.


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During February 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson visits East Africa to meet anti-FGM activisits in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In this blog we find out what she hopes to achieve from this trip.
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Oxford University Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders (OxLWOB) and anti-FGM charity 28 Too Many announce a new research collaboration on female genital mutilation (FGM).


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28 Too Many publishes a new briefing paper on the impact of emergency situations on FGM which looks at this complex issue and identifies some of the key considerations that need to be taken into account as governments and international aid organisations prepare responses to emergencies.


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Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Helen Reid. Helen Reid writes about why we need compulsory sex and relationship education (SRE) for all children. There is growing evidence that SRE not only provides the knowledge necessary to build safe and healthy relationships but it also plays a vital role in reducing sexual violence and can help tackle harmful practices like FGM.


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Did you know the on that day when the real men stand up and say no to FGM it will be on that day when we will say a final RIP to Female Genital Mutilation? In a guest blog for 28 Too Many, Geoffrey Otieno from Kenya talks about the role of men in FGM and why they should take action to end this harmful practice.


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A new report on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK offers new data and makes serious claims about a dramatic increase in the number of women and girls in the UK affected by this harmful practice. Julie Bindel, the report’s author, estimates that as many as 170,000 women living in the UK may have undergone FGM and 65,000 girls under the age of 13 are at risk.


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As we leave 2013 and head into 2014 full of excitement and enthusiasm for the challenges ahead, Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson takes a look back at 28 Too Many's work over the last few months and the many achievements in the campaign to end FGM.
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