Post archive for 2016

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

09 December 2016 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

29 November 2016 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

11 November 2016 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

28 October 2016 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)

21 October 2016

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

19 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

08 September 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

28 July 2016 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

14 July 2016 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

07 July 2016 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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Playing to win! The Maasai Community determined to end FGM: Blog by Esther Njenga

30 June 2016 FGM Projects

A blog by our African Coordinator Esther Njenga on our latest project with the Maasai Cricket Warriors and Cricket Without Boundaries in Laikipia, Kenya.

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Don't medicalise FGM/C - end it: Guest blog by Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell

16 June 2016 Research

To mark the Day of the African Child we are pleased to share a guest blog by Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell, Global Director of The Girl Generation on why we must abandon all forms of FGM and prevent its medicalisation.

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Cuttin' It: Blog by Ann-Marie Wilson

01 June 2016 General FGM

28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson reflects on new play Cuttin' It which looks at FGM in modern Britain.

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FGM and Human Rights Law in the UK: Still a national scandal? Research blog by Megan Park

27 May 2016 Research

A research blog by Megan Park investigating duties under human rights to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) and how well it is meeting its obligations.

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The Psychological Effects of Female Genital Mutilation: Research blog by Serene Chung

16 May 2016 Research

A research blog by Serene Chung which investigates the psychological effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) within migrant communities in the United Kingdom. Considering avaiable literature and interviews with experts, Serene analyses the psychological disorders suffered by the individual, considering their migrant cultural identity and also considers the psychological impact of FGM in the context of relationships between the women and their spouses or families.

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Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

09 May 2016 Campaign Updates

28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen summarises the latest developments in the global campaign to end FGM.

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Working locally and globally to end FGM: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

29 April 2016 Campaign Updates

An update on recent news, events and progress in the global movement to end FGM by 28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen.

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Interview with Solomon Onita Jr about the film "JOY": Guest blog by Imuetinyan Ugiagbe

15 April 2016 General FGM

A short blog and audio of an interview with Solomon Onita Jr about his film "Joy" which tells the story of a women's struggle to protect her daughter from the harm of FGM whilst being true to her cultural heritage.

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We all need to stand against FGM: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

11 April 2016 Campaign Updates

An update on recent news, events and progress in the global movement to end FGM by 28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen.

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International efforts to end FGM continue: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

30 March 2016 Campaign Updates

An update on recent news, events and progress in the global movement to end FGM by 28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen.

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The Challenge to end FGM in The Gambia: Guest blog by Andrew Mendy

16 March 2016 General FGM

A guest blog by campaigner Andrew Mendy reflecting on progress in the fight against FGM in The Gambia and what further action is needed.

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Activists lead the fight to end FGM: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

14 March 2016 Campaign Updates

An update on some of this week's news and events in the campaign to end FGM by 28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen.

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Ending FGM in Kenya: Guest Blog by Margaret Gati

07 March 2016 General FGM

A special blog for International Women's Day 2016 from 28 Too Many volunteer Margaret Gati about FGM in Kenya and the progress towards ending it.

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The continuing fight to end FGM: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

06 March 2016 Campaign Updates

An update on some of this week's news and events in the campaign to end FGM by 28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen.

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Tackling illiteracy can open up a world of opportunity: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

26 February 2016 Campaign Updates

The latest campaign news from 28 Too Many and updates on progress to end FGM by our regular blogger Anna Sørensen.

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Education not mutilation: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

19 February 2016 Campaign Updates

An update on some of this week's news and events in the campaign to end FGM by 28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen.

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Worldwide action against FGM: Campaign update by Anna Sørensen

12 February 2016 Campaign Updates

The first in a series of blogs 28 Too Many volunteer Anna Sørensen. Studying journalism at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Anna will be reporting on progress in the campaign to end FGM in the UK and internationally. This week she highlights the work across the globe for International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM.

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM: Guest blog by Nigeen Dara

06 February 2016 General FGM

A new blog by medical student Nigeen Dara to mark the UN International Day for Zero Tolerance to FGM.

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

01 February 2016 Quarterly Updates

A quarterly update from Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson

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