28 Too Many
28 Too Many is a registered charity in England and Wales, established in 2010 by Dr Ann-Marie Wilson, to undertake research and provide knowledge and tools to those working to end FGM in countries in Africa and elsewhere. GLOBALLY, OVER 200 MILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS ARE AFFECTED BY FGM. MOST OF THEM ARE AFRICAN.
FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation and is an horrific disfigurement and dangerous removal of a girl’s genitalia, all in the name of cultural advancement. Unless a girl undergoes this excruciating ‘operation’ she is deemed unworthy to be a member of her tribe and family. Once she has recovered – if she recovers – she might be taken out of school to marry and be expected to have children. Depending on the ‘type’ of FGM she has undergone, she may have serious problems giving birth. Many have died.
Regarding the 28 Too Many logo, by turning the universal symbol for awareness upside down and transforming it into the Arabic word for “no”, the NoFGM Ribbon provides a unique and instantly recognisable symbol that can be used to showcase and amplify the powerful anti-FGM work that is already being accomplished today. The NoFGM Ribbon design is part of the public domain, which means it is unowned and free to anyone who wishes to use it.