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In Celebration of 1 year of campaigning: Not in My Name Sierra Leone

FGM affects 88% of women and girls in Sierra Leone and over 200 million women and girls around the world. It has no health benefits and is an extreme form of violence and discrimination. Since our launch up until now we have engaged both digitally as well as in Sierra Leone and the diaspora and have positioned the platform to be the only multicultural, multidisciplinary anti-FGM platform focused on Sierra Leone.

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World Population Day 2017 - Family Planning: Empowering people, Developing Nations

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The link between Day of African Child and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The international day of African Child (DAC) was instituted by the Assembly of the heads of states and governments of the then Organization of the African Union (OAU) in 1991. 16th June was settled for to commemorate the events of 1975 June 16th: Students Uprising in Soweto, South Africa where students marched in protest against poor quality education and demanded to be taught in their own language. The OAU and her successor, Africa Union (AU) used this day to remember and celebrate these children. The day is also used to inspire sober reflection and action towards addressing the plethora of challenges Africa Children face.

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FGM in Nigeria by Raymond Chima Ukwa, End FGM Ambassador

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an unhealthy practice, inflicted on girls and women worldwide, and it is generally recognized as a violation of human rights, which is deeply rooted in cultural beliefs and perceptions over decades and generations with no easy task for change.

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Tackling the cycle of violence against women - challenges and solutions. By Tichafara Chisaka

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day was #beboldforchange. On Wednesday 8th March, I attended an event on behalf of 28 Too Many, organised by Garden Court Chambers, on the subject of tackling the cycle of violence against women.

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Saved by Cricket and brothers’ love, by Esther Njenga

FGM Projects

Nancy is a bubbly, kind and intelligent girl who just last year successfully completed high school. Getting to this landmark stage of her life is nothing but a journey of courage and sacrifice not only for her but also for her two brothers who have stood by her through her trying times.

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Youth ending FGM in The Gambia By Bakary Seedy Dampha Programme Manager Kids Come First The Gambia

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“Stand to be counted in making this world a better place for women and girls”, by Tony Mwebia, #MenENDFGM

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Why are youth vital to ending FGM? By Noa Marson

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FGM ends with me and everyone is coming with me, by Natalie Robi

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Guest Blog by Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, Journalist/Founder and News Director #HNNAfrica

General FGM

For the last 16 days I have witnessed an overwhelming scene on social media of something I thought I was dealing with alone. Female Genital Mutilation. FGM was performed on me at age 5 and I will never forget the event.

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Guest Blog from Kirthi Jayakumar , Founder of The Red Elephant Foundation

Health Violence against women

The consequences of FGM on the health, both physical and psychological, are tremendous. There is a need for health care, concentrated assistance to repatriate the dangerous impact, and also, in many communities, a desperate need to help the women stand on their own feet if they choose to escape the dangerous treatment.

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Guest Blog from Bakary Seedy Damph (Buba): Kids Come First

General FGM Research

Bakary Seedy Damph (Buba) founded and runs Kids Come First Foundation, a community based advocacy group that offers support and empowers children irrespective of their backgrounds. The foundation addresses issues such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Marriage and provides affected children and their families with psychological, financial and emotional support based on a fair assessment of their needs.

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Guest Blog by Ayako Fujihara - The role of NGOs in contributing to the reduction of FGM: Case Studies of Togo and Benin

FGM and the Law General FGM

This paper employs a cross-country comparison of the role of NGOs in advocating an end to FGM, in order to explore what can be done in countries that have legislated against the practice but have seen limited success in enforcement. As of 2015, 25 countries in Africa have legislations or decrees against FGM. Practices in Togo and Benin will be discussed as both countries have seen a significant decline in the prevalence rate of FGM over the past 2 decades.

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Guest Blog: Dr Chris Ugwu, Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP)

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Update from 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson - September 2016

Quarterly Updates

We have had an incredibly busy few months delivering training sessions to key audiences across the UK, advocacy work with governments, working together with Project Literacy and continuing our partnership with Cricket without Boundaries. In addition, we launched our first thematic report on FGM and Medicalisation and our research for our country profiles has been steaming ahead at full speed.

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International Literacy Day 2016

General FGM

Today is International Literacy Day and as a Communications Manager, literacy is something that obviously comes high up on my agenda. But literacy really is something that should be on everyone´s agenda because, astonishingly, over 750 million people in the world are illiterate, two-thirds of them women.

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The role of Gambian men in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in The Gambia: Guest blog by Andrew Mendy

General FGM

A guest blog by Andrew Mendy on the role of men in the fight against FGM in The Gambia.

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Against a partial solution to FGM

Campaign Updates Health

Recently, I asked an Egyptian medical doctor whether he had ever encountered FGM. He had indeed encountered it. He told me that he was once at a hospital and was asked whether he would circumcise two children. He agreed, assuming that both children were boys, but then it turned out that one was a boy and the other a girl. He was against FGM, but he decided on the spur of the moment to do something to the girl and draw blood so that her parents would consider the job done and leave her alone. Did this Egyptian doctor apply the pragmatic solution advocated in The Economist?

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Communications in the development context - The emergence and impact of global and multi-lateral partnership campaigns and movements combatting FGM in Africa: Research blog by Louise Ferdjani

Research

A research blog on the the role of the global media and multi-lateral partnership campaigns and movements in tackling FGM in Africa

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