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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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