2015


Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics

Batting FGM out of Kenya

6 February 2015

As we celebrate the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM 2015 we are pleased to share details of our exciting new project in Kenya. Working with partners the Maasai Cricket Warriors and Cricket Without Boundaries our project team will deliver a special programme which uses cricket as the vehicle to work with local communities, empower young people and deliver important health and anti-FGM education.


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A blog by 28 Too Many Programmes Manager Caroline Overton reflecting on the outcome of the UK's first prosecution under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.


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Not in your backyard?

30 January 2015

Guest blog by Sarajane Rodgers. When you think of female genital mutilation (FGM), where does one picture such a thing taking place? Is it in some far off land? The United States, a country based on principles of freedom of the mind, body, and spirit, would be immune to something like FGM, right? In this blog 28 Too Many supporter Sarajane Rodgers explores the reality of FGM in the USA.


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In recognition of her work researching and campaigning against female genital mutilation (FGM), 28 Too Many Founder and Executive Director Dr Ann-Marie Wilson has been awarded a British Citizen Award. Ann-Marie is one of 28 people chosen from hundreds of nominations to receive the new awards, celebrating the selfless and often vital work they do for others. Each of them was presented with a medal at a ceremony in Westminster on 29th January.


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Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen Akram. Nigeen blogs about the brave women of Kurdistan battling to protect their homeland from extremist forces and also for women's rights and to end harmful practices like FGM. On a recent trip to Kurdistan Nigeen met FGM survivors and in this blogs she tells the story of one women who underwent the practice but has vowed to break the cycle and end FGM in her family to protect her daughters.


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