Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics
As we approach International Women's Day 2015, 28 Too Many release new research on FGM in The Gambia where 3 out of every 4 girls undergo FGM.
A blog by Esther Njenga. 28 Too Many's Africa Coordinator Esther Njenga shares her reflections on an amazing week in Laikipia Kenya, working alongside the Maasai Cricket Warriors and Cricket Without Boundaries to pioneer a new approach to tackling FGM.
28 Too Many is delighted to receive new funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government to develop new training for faith leaders and community workers so that they can take action against FGM.
Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Asha Chadeesingh on our recent evening at the London School of Economics (LSE) talking to students about our work to end FGM.
Guest blog by Sarajane Rodgers. A new blog for V-Day by 28 Too Many supporter Sarajane Rodgers highlighting the importance of the V-Day campaign to end violence against women and girls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.