Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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