Post archive for 2015

Dropping the Knife in The Gambia: Guest blog by Jacqueline Hoover

21 December 2015 General FGM

A blog by 28 Too Many Trustee Jacqueline Hoover on the Fifth Dropping the Knife ceremony in The Gambia hosted by anti-FGM organisation GAMCOTRAP.

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Kids Come First Youth Forum on FGM: Guest blog by Jacqueline Hoover

17 December 2015 FGM Projects

28 Too Many Trustee Jacqueline Hoover reports on the Youth Forum on FGM organised by Kids Come First Foundation and held in Wellingara, The Gambia on 28 - 29 November 2015.

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FGM and Initiation Rites: Guest blog by Sarajane Rodgers

09 December 2015 General FGM

In her new blog psychology student Sarajane Rodgers explores the impact of FGM on survivors.

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Update from 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson - November 2015

01 December 2015 Quarterly Updates

A quarterly update from Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson.

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The Corridor of Opportunity - Guest blog by Julia Farman

17 November 2015 General FGM

Julia Farman from Cricket Without Boundaries writes about how sport has the power to engage and empower girls and women.

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Warriors film London premiere and Q&A - blog by Noa Marson

14 November 2015 General FGM

Noa Marson, youth Ambassador for 28 Too Many writes about an inspiring evening at the Warriors film premiere and special Q&A session held in London on 13th November.

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FGM: A Kurdish Woman's Ordeal - guest blog by Nigeen Dara

10 November 2015 General FGM

A new blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen who campaigns against FGM and raises awareness of this as an issue for women from the Middle East and especially Kurdistan. In this blog she tells the story of a young Kurdish woman who is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM).

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How to celebrate and help others - Guest blog by Helena Sharpstone

23 September 2015 General FGM

28 Too Many ambassador Helena Sharpstone blogs about why she has decided to celebrate her upcoming birthday by helping others.

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Cycling around London to end FGM - Guest blog by Noa Marson

17 September 2015 General FGM

28 Too Many Youth Ambassador Noa Marson and her friend Laura Lewis recently cycled around London wearing animal costumes to raise money to help end FGM. read their blog about an unusual day!

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Update from 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson - September 2015

10 September 2015 Quarterly Updates

Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson reflects on a busy few months for 28 Too Many and the progress we are seeing in tackling FGM.

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How do we deal with FGM? Guest blog by Hannah Cotton

05 August 2015 FGM and the Law

A guest blog by 17 year old Hannah Cotton who recently completed a project on FGM and is now sharing her newly acquired knowledge to help end the practice and protect other girls from being cut.

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As a student in the UK, is FGM impersonal and am I helpless? - Guest blog by Tamsyn Radmall

28 July 2015 General FGM

A guest blog by student Tamsyn reflecting on what she has learnt about FGM during her summer placement with 28 Too Many.

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FGM in the Middle East - Guest blog by Nigeen Dara

23 July 2015

A new blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen Dara highlights FGM in the Middle East. As we get better information about FGM in different countries we must ensure that action is taken wherever FGM is found to be taking place and that those working to stop the practice are supported.

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Working with women who have experienced female circumcision, genital cutting or FGM: Guest blog by Karen Walkden

13 July 2015 General FGM

28 Too Many Trustee Karen Walkden reviews the recent conference hosted by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology’s Faculty for Sexual Health and HIV held an event for clinicians and others working with women impacted by FGM.

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Raising awareness of FGM in Mali - blog by Ann-Marie Wilson

30 June 2015 General FGM

A report on a week of meetings and hopeful discussions on ending FGM in Mali as Ann-Marie and Tina conclude their month in West Africa.

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Making progress to end FGM in Senegal - Blog by Ann-Marie Wilson and Tina Bellamy

23 June 2015 General FGM

A new blog from Ann-Marie and Tina as they continue their visit to West Africa with a colourful and rewarding 8 days in Senegal.

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A week in The Gambia - Blog by Ann-Marie Wilson and Tina Bellamy

15 June 2015 General FGM

A blog from Ann-Marie and Tina on a busy 8 days in The Gambia, meeting anti-FGM campaigners, sharing our research on FGM and learning how we can support local efforts to stop FGM.

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A year on from the 2014 Global Summit to End Sexual Violence: What has been done? - Guest blog by Sarasvathi Arulampalam

09 June 2015 Violence against women

One year on from the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit, law student Sarasvathi Arulampalam reflects on what was achieved and why we must continue to prioritise this issue.

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Islam and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Guest blog by Nigeen Dara

02 June 2015 General FGM

Despite predating Islam and Christianity many people believe FGM to be a religious practice. In her latest blog 28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen Dara investigates the Islamic view on FGM to increase understanding and challenge harmful misconceptions about the practice.

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Don't suffer in silence - Guest Blog by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

26 May 2015 FGM and the Law

We are very pleased to share this guest blog by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC on why tackling violence against Girls and Women, including FGM, is a priority and how she wants to improve the response in Northumbria and nationally.

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Making a difference - Guest blog by 28 Too Many Ambassador Louise Hunt

19 May 2015 General FGM

A guest blog by 28 Too Many Ambassador Louise Hunt. Louise is a paralympian wheelchair tennis player with a passion for encouraging others and making sure everyone can fulfill their true potential. read her blog about why she has joined the campaign to help end FGM.

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What Was Never Said - a book review by 28 Too Many Youth Ambassador Noa Marson

14 May 2015 General FGM

28 Too Many's Youth Ambassador Noa Marson reviews "What Was Never Said", the new book by writer and teacher Emma Craigie. A gripping and sensitively written story of a young girl seeking safety from the harmful practice of female genitial mutilation (FGM).

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FGM is everyone's business - Guest blog by Chris O'Hanlon

06 May 2015 General FGM

Hoping to inspire more men to join the fight against FGM, 28 Too Many volunteer Chris O'Hanlon tells the story of why he is committed to help end this harmful practice.

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References to FGM in Party Manifestos - UK General Election 2015

27 April 2015 General FGM

A guest blog by 28 Too Many Trustee Karen Walkden highlighting what each of the main political parties standing in the UK General Election has put in their manifesto's regarding tacking FGM and VAWG.

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Spinning to change lives - Guest blog by Nia Dowd

14 April 2015 General FGM

Earlier this year Nia Dowd took on a personal endurance challenge to complete 12 hours non-stop pedalling on a spin bike to help end FGM. In this blog she tells her story and hopes to inspire more people to take action.

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Stories of change and hope from Kenya - blog by Ann-Marie Wilson

02 April 2015 Quarterly Updates

It has been a very busy start to 2015 for 28 Too Many’s Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson with two separate trips to Kenya and a week in the Middle East. Before taking a few days well deserved rest over the Easter weekend, she reflects on the progress in Kenya where FGM has been reduced from 38 to 28 per cent in 10 years, but still there is more to do.

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Why Men Should Care About FGM - Guest blog by Stephen Williams

23 March 2015

A guest blog by Stephen Williams, a friend of Ann-Marie Wilson and supporter of 28 Too Many and our work to end this harmful practice. In his blog Stephen explains why he cares about this issue and believes other men need to stand against FGM.

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WOW Festival 2015: The Misrepresentation of Women in Society - Guest blog by Noa Marson

11 March 2015 General FGM

A guest blog by 28 Too Many Youth Ambassador Noa Marson on the WOW Festival which took place in London 1st to 8th March.

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The Power of Partnership: tackling FGM and hitting it for six - blog by Esther Njenga

22 February 2015 FGM Projects

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.

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How do we end FGM? – LSE Event 5th February 2015

17 February 2015 General FGM

A great 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.

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What will you do this V-Day? - guest blog by Sarajane Rodgers

13 February 2015 Violence against women

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.

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That’s one small step for the courts, but one giant leap for FGM awareness

05 February 2015 FGM and the Law

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? - a guest blog by Sarajane Rodgers

30 January 2015 General FGM

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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FGM in Kurdistan: An Ancient Ritual - blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen Akram

06 January 2015 General FGM

28 Too Many volunteer Nigeen Akram 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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