Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics
23.8 million women in Ethiopia have had female genital mutilation (FGM) which makes it the second most affected country in Africa for FGM. However despite the fact that FGM is widespread and is practised in the majority of regions and ethnics groups, research by 28 Too Many finds that attitudes are changing in Ethiopia and progress is being made to reduce and eventually eradicate this harmful practice.
Blog by 28 Too Many research volunteer Lisa Glass. The launch of the ‘Look Again’ photo exhibition took place on Thursday 24 October at the Salvation Army’s International Headquarters in London. The exhibition was organised by Restored, an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women. 28 Too Many Executive Director, Ann-Marie Wilson and research volunteers, Lisa and Ruth, were all delighted to attend the launch and shares ideas and stories with others campaigning to end violence against women and girls.
Guest blog by Lilli Loveday. Lilli Loveday takes a look at the shocking levels of violence against women and girls in India after attending a UN Women talk and hearing the work of the ICS programme in India which provides volunteer opportunities for young people on development projects.
Guest blog by Marianna Ryan. A blog by 28 Too Many supporter Marianna Ryan for Blog Action Day 2013. In this blog Marianna discusses the challenges faced by campaigners in communicating and engaging audiences whilst staying true to their values and respecting the causes they represent. This is a particularly difficult for anti-FGM and other campaigners who want to promote respect for human rights and protect the dignity of those affected by violations of their rights whilst dealing with very sensitive issues which can easily lead to shocking messages.
A landmark resolution opposing FGM passed at the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) 27th Triennial Conference
Guest blog by Vivien Cohen. A new blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Vivien Cohen looking at FGM and asylum makes a powerful case for why those seeking protection from FGM should be offered safety.
Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Alison Glennie. Alison Glennie writes on the conclusions from 28 Too Many's first 2 country profile reports and the lessons that we can learn from experiences in Kenya and Uganda for programmes to end FGM across Africa.
A blog by Dr Sophia Webster as she visits the maternity ward in a hospital in Burkina Faso during her epic Flight for Every Mother journey to promote maternal health across Africa. Flying a plane, negotiating border crossings, delivering babies and saving lives are all in day's work for this inspirational doctor!