Research

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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28 Too Many Country Profiles: What they tell us about FGM - blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Alison Glennie

26 September 2013 Research

A blog by 28 Too Many volunteer Alison Glennie 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.

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FGM in Uganda - Blog by Johanna Waritay, 28 Too Many Research Coordinator

16 July 2013 Research

A blog by 28 Too Many Research Coordinator Johanna Waritay about our new country profile on FGM in Uganda. Although the overall rate of FGM is low in Uganda the practice is still deeply entrenched in some areas and there are still many challenges to overcome before FGM is eradicated in Uganda.

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A life changing year researching FGM in Kenya and Uganda. Blog by 28 Too Many researcher Kelly Denise

12 June 2013 Research

I have had the privilege of working full time with 28 Too Many for about a year and it has been amazing. The people, the vision and the work have been inspiring. Being a part of a young organisation from the beginning has been an incredible experience as we navigate through the vision in real life and learn from our mistakes as well as seek advice from those who have been working in this field before us.

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FGM in Kenya: What does our new report reveal and how can country profiles help eradicate female genital mutilation? Blog by Katherine Allen, Research Intern and co-author of FGM in Kenya

21 May 2013 Research

28 Too Many has released its first country profile report on FGM in Kenya. This information resource is freely available on our website and is intended to provide consolidated and objective information on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya, and on national efforts to eradicate the practice.

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What are the realities of FGM today? Examined within the framework of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). Guest blog by Meti Tadesse, 28 Too Many Health Volunteer

26 April 2013 Research

In our world today, individuals’ right to participate in their culture and freedom of religion is protected by law. What appears to be difficult to enshrine by law, however, is the right for an individual girl to ‘opt out of certain cultural practices’ which are now at best considered as ‘challenging’ and have clearly been identified as ‘harmful’ to the individual’s development and psychosocial wellbeing.

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Considering an approach to effectively addressing FGM* in the Diaspora, Guest Blog Lilli Loveday, 28 Too Many Research Volunteer

11 April 2013 Research

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a major concern in the UK, with an estimated 30,000 girls under the age of 15 at risk of undergoing the practice (Forward, 2007). Despite legislation illegalising both the practice of FGM on UK nationals or permanent residents whilst overseas and the practice on any individual (irrespective of their nationality

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What are the origins and reasons for FGM? Blog by 28 Too Many’s Research Coordinator

19 February 2013 Research

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful traditional practice that involves the cutting or removal of the external genitals. It is typically found in traditional group or community cultures with patriarchal social structures. The reasons for the practice are complex and the origins are often lost in the mists of time. What is clear, however, is that FGM is a manifestation of deeply entrenched gender inequality, a fact recognised by the WHO.

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What lessons can we learn from FGM practice in Tanzania? Blog from our Research Co-ordinator, recently back from Tanzania

18 December 2012 Research

Following from our previous blog about FGM in Tanzania, we continue with a blog from Singida and Dodoma in Central Tanzania by our Research Co-ordinator, who recently undertook a research project in the country for Tearfund. In Central Tanzania, we found a very different picture to Mara Region in North West Tanzania (see last blog

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