Post archive for 2014

Where can you go if you are worried about FGM? - blog by Asha Chadeesingh

09 December 2014 General FGM

A blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Asha on the support services that are available to girls and women affected by FGM and why this remains a key issue for campaigners.

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Why should UK students care about FGM? Blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Asha Chadeesingh

11 November 2014 General FGM

As we approach the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (25th Nov to 10th Dec), 28 Too Many volunteer Asha blogs to encourage her fellow students to get active and be part of the generation that will end female genital mutilation (FGM).

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FGM: can't you just pass a law against it? - blog by Caroline Overton

21 October 2014 FGM and the Law

As the UK’s Ministry of Justice publishes a raft of new measures to protect girls and women from FGM 28 Too Many Programmes Manager Caroline Overton asks, FGM: can’t you just pass a law against it?

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A Kurdish Girl's story of FGM: Blog Action Day post by Nigeen Akram

16 October 2014 General FGM

A powerful blog by 28 Too Many volunteer and medical student Nigeen telling the story of a Kurdish FGM survivor she met during a visit to Iraqi Kurdistan this summer. We share this on Blog Action Day 2014 in the hope that it will be seen by many people and encourage support for the brave Kurdish women standing against FGM.

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The Cruel Cut Workshop - blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Asha Chadeesingh

14 October 2014 General FGM

A review of the recent Cruel Cut workshop in London, featuring anti-FGM campaigners, health, legal and other experts to provide life-saving and life-changing awareness and training of FGM

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How can we end FGM in Mali?

03 October 2014 Research

As 28 Too Many's new report Country Profile: FGM in Mali shows the extent of FGM in Mali, researcher Gemma Locke highlights some of the challenges and shares her hopes for change.

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FGM in the UK - Guest blog by Jade Botha

17 September 2014 General FGM

Jade Botha became aware of FGM while studying in the UK for masters degree in education studies. Inspired to focus on FGM in the UK for her dissertation, Jade explains what she learnt and why she supports the campaign to end FGM.

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How people around the world are joining the growing movement to end FGM

08 September 2014 General FGM

An update on some of our fantastic supporters who are taking action and have joined the global movement to end FGM.

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Update from 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson

02 September 2014 Quarterly Updates

Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson blogs on the last few months for 28 Too Many which included participation in two international summits, the launch of our new report on FGM in Sierra Leone and exciting progress in the role of faith organisations in tackling FGM.

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Why is Flimsymoon supporting 28 Too Many's work to end FGM? Guest blog by Phoebe Waller

18 August 2014 General FGM

A guest blog by Phoebe Waller on why new luxury lingerie label Flimsymoon has chosen to donate some of the proceeds from its Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help 28 Too Many's work to end FGM.

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The Girl Summit looked to a better future but what about girls facing FGM this summer? Blog by 28 Too Many Volunteer Shirelle Salem

07 August 2014 General FGM

The recent Girl Summit on female genital mutilation and child early forced marriage was an important step in the fight to end these harmful practices and looks to a better future but what about the girls at risk of FGM now? 28 Too Many volunteer Shirelle Salem blogs to raise awareness of the thousands of British girls at risk of FGM this summer.

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Girl Effect Live - Blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Shirelle Salem

28 July 2014 General FGM

28 Too Many volunteer Shirelle blogs about the inspiring Girl Effect Live which took place in London on Sunday 20th July 2014. An exciting female-led day of music, art, poetry, comedy, expert discussions and workshops to celebrate the power of girls and young women.

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The 21st Century Girl

24 July 2014 The Girl Summit

28 Too Many's Youth Delegate Ella Sivan blogs on the #YouthforChange conference which was held in London on Saturday 19th July and brought together young people from across the world who are passionate about girls' rights and ending FGM and CEFM.

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The Girl Summit 2014: Ending FGM and Child and Forced Marriage

14 July 2014 General FGM

28 Too Many is supporting The Girl Summit 2014. Bringing together governments, experts and activists, this will be first international forum to look at FGM and child and forced marriage. Read more about the event and what it aims to achieve in our latest blog.

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Update from 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson

01 July 2014 Quarterly Updates

28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson reports on the busy last few months as we continue our work to end FGM. As well as trips to Africa, we have published our Country Profile on Sierra Leone and been involved in the international and UK campaigns against violence against women and ending FGM.

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"That they may all be one" - a blog on the Premier Lecture by 28 Too Many trustee Siobhan Crawford

24 June 2014 Politics

28 Too Many Trustee Siobhan Crawford attended the third annual Premier Lecture with the Right Honourable Lord (Paul) Boateng on Tuesday 10th June. Here is her account of an inspiring evening

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How community action is tackling FGM in Pokot - Guest blog by Kabete Benard

17 June 2014 General FGM

Kabete Benard provides an insight into community development work in Pokot County in Kenya where FGM is still widely practised.

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Ending female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

13 June 2014 Research

28 Too Many's new report, Country Profile: FGM in Sierra Leone, shines a light on the secretive practice of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone. It shows that change is happening and makes recommendations on what needs to be to done to accelerate the ending of this harmful practice.

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What makes someone want to run a half marathon? - Guest blog by Esther Marshall

27 May 2014 General FGM

Esther Marshall, a physiotherapist and pilates instructor from East London, explains her motivation for taking part in the Run Hackney Half Marathon to raise money for 28 Too Many and help end FGM.

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Bristol 10k: My life changing run - Guest blog by Kat Brealey

20 May 2014 General FGM

On Sunday 11th May, Kat and her husband Ben completed the Bristol 10K to raise money to help end FGM and change the lives of women and girls around the world. As well as helping to empower other women, Kat also found that preparing for and completing the run was a hugely empowering experience for her.

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Inspiring a generation to end FGM - Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Vivien Cohen

13 May 2014 General FGM

A blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Vivien Cohen on some of the women who inspire our work to end FGM and are making a difference to millions of women and girls worldwide.

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REPLACE 2 Conference April 2014 - guest blog by Courtney Perlmutter

06 May 2014 Research

Human Rights and International Relations student Courtney Perlmutter reports on the REPLACE 2 Conference held in London on 11th April 2014, bringing together researchers, campaigners and government representations to tackle FGM.

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Why we must all help end FGM - guest blog by 28 Too Many supporter Nigeen Akram

29 April 2014 General FGM

Student Nigeen Akram blogs about FGM in the UK in the first of a series of posts on the campaign to end FGM. She wants to raise awareness and encourage others to join the growing global movement against FGM.

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Raising awareness of FGM in Uganda - guest blog by Lydia Miller

25 April 2014 General FGM

Lydia Miller writes about her recent trip to Uganda and how she was able to use 28 Too Many's research to raise awareness of FGM as part of her workshops for teachers on child safeguarding.

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Running to end FGM - guest blog by Kat Brealey

23 April 2014 General FGM

28 Too Many supporter Kat Brealey writes about why she and her husband Ben have signed up to run the Bristol 10k on 11th May to raise funds to help our work to end FGM. We are very grateful to them for doing this challenge and if you are able to please support them in this challenge.

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Progress ending FGM in East Africa: Interview with Ann-Marie Wilson

15 April 2014 General FGM

Following her recent trip to share our research on FGM in four countries in East Africa, 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson is interviewed by volunteer Alison Glennie.

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"We owe it to the children. We can make a difference." - Blog by Amy Hurn, 28 Too Many Research Project Manager

08 April 2014 General FGM

28 Too Many research Project Manager Amy Hurn writes about an emotional and informative day at the Metropolitan Police Project Azure Conference in London on 29th March 2014.

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The time is now to end FGM - Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Daisy Marshall

02 April 2014 General FGM

Research volunteer Daisy Marshall wirtes about a recent event on FGM organised by Leeds Students for Women International Society.

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What will a successful prosecution for FGM in the UK achieve? Guest blog by 28 Too Many Volunteer Helen Reid

31 March 2014 General FGM

As the Crown Prosecution Service announces the first prosecutions for FGM in the UK 28 Too Many volunteer Helen Reid considers what a successful prosecution could mean to the campaign against the practice.

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Growing stronger by the hour - A blog by 28 Too Many Trustee Anya Stern

18 March 2014 Violence against women

28 Too Many Trustee Anya Stern took part in the Million Women Rise march in central London on International Women's Day 2014 and writes about her inspiring afternoon.

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How New Wine Women in the UK are helping to change the lives of girls and women in Africa - guest blog by Ruth Samuels

05 March 2014 General FGM

28 Too Many volunteer Ruth Samuels reflects on the support and encouragement from New Wine Women for our work to end FGM and how this is helping to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

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Rising for Justice - Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Hilary Campbell

25 February 2014 General FGM

28 Too Many volunteer Hilary Campbell writes about One Billion Rising 2014 and the Rise for Justice rally which took place in Trafalgar Square in London on 14th February.

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Working to end FGM in East Africa

18 February 2014 General FGM

During February 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson visits East Africa to meet anti-FGM activisits in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In this blog we find out what she hopes to achieve from this trip.

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Why we must ensure all children have appropriate sex and relationship education? Guest blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Helen Reid

27 January 2014 General FGM

28 Too Many volunteer Helen Reid writes about why we need compulsory sex and relationship education (SRE) for all children. There is growing evidence that SRE not only provides the knowledge necessary to build safe and healthy relationships but it also plays a vital role in reducing sexual violence and can help tackle harmful practices like FGM.

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It's time for men to stand up and say no to FGM

23 January 2014 General FGM

Did you know the on that day when the real men stand up and say no to FGM it will be on that day when we will say a final RIP to Female Genital Mutilation? In a guest blog for 28 Too Many, Geoffrey Otieno from Kenya talks about the role of men in FGM and why they should take action to end this harmful practice.

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Update from 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson

09 January 2014 Quarterly Updates

As we leave 2013 and head into 2014 full of excitement and enthusiasm for the challenges ahead, Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson takes a look back at 28 Too Many's work over the last few months and the many achievements in the campaign to end FGM.

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