Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics
Blog by Ann-Marie Wilson and Tina Bellamy. A new blog from Ann-Marie and Tina as they continue their visit to West Africa with a colourful and rewarding 8 days in Senegal.
Released for the Day of the African Child 2015, a new country profile on FGM in Senegal by 28 Too Many reports that an estimated 25.7% of girls and women (aged 14-59) have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) and this figure has not changed significantly over the past ten years.
Blog by Ann-Marie Wilson and Tina Bellamy. A blog on a busy 8 days in The Gambia, meeting anti-FGM campaigners, sharing our research on FGM and learning how we can support local efforts to stop FGM.
Guest blog by Sarasvathi Arulampalam. One year on from the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit, law student Sarasvathi Arulampalam reflects on what was achieved and why we must continue to prioritise this issue.
Guest blog by Nigeen Dara. Despite predating Islam and Christianity many people believe FGM to be a religious practice. In her latest blog 28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen Dara investigates the Islamic view on FGM to increase understanding and challenge harmful misconceptions about the practice.
Guest Blog by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird. We are very pleased to share this guest blog by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC on why tackling violence against Girls and Women, including FGM, is a priority and how she wants to improve the response in Northumbria and nationally.
A guest blog by 28 Too Many Ambassador Louise Hunt. Louise is a paralympian wheelchair tennis player with a passion for encouraging others and making sure everyone can fulfill their true potential. read her blog about why she has joined the campaign to help end FGM.
A book review by Youth Ambassador Noa Marson. 28 Too Many's Youth Ambassador Noa Marson reviews "What Was Never Said", the new book by writer and teacher Emma Craigie. A gripping and sensitively written story of a young girl seeking safety from the harmful practice of female genitial mutilation (FGM).
Guest blog by Chris O'Hanlon. Hoping to inspire more men to join the fight against FGM, 28 Too Many volunteer Chris O'Hanlon tells the story of why he is committed to help end this harmful practice.
28 Too Many’s powerful new campaign highlights that female genital mutilation (FGM) doesn’t only happen in far away places. Each year three million girls are at risk of FGM and we all need to take action to end FGM everywhere.