Source description last updated: 30 November 2021

In brief: 28 Too Many is an NGO based in the UK, providing research and training with the aim of ending female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide.

Coverage on

Country profiles and reports.

Covered quarterly on, for countries of priorities A-C.


“Founded in 2010 and registered as a charity in 2012, 28 Too Many provides a strategic framework where knowledge and tools enable in-country anti-FGM campaigners and organisations to be successful in making sustainable changes to end FGM.” (28 Too Many: Annual Review 2019/2020, 2020, p. 3)


Mainly voluntary donations. For details, see: 28 Too Many: Annual Review 2019/2020, 2020, pp. 33-34

Scope of reporting:

Geographic focus: the 28 African countries where FGM is practiced.

Thematic focus: FGM.


Reports are produced with desk research with the help of volunteer researchers as well as local organisations (see for instance: 28 Too Many: Country Profile: FGM in Somalia and Somaliland, March 2019, p. 6-11 and 28 Too Many: 28 Too Many Celebrate International Volunteer Day 2013, 5 December 2013). The series “FGM and the law” was produced in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation and in cooperation with law firms providing pro bono research (Thomson Reuters Foundation: Using the Law to End FGM, 10 September 2018).

Language(s) of publications:

English (some translations in Arabic and French available).

Further reading / links:

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Using the Law to End FGM, 10 September 2018

Church Mission Society: Legal award for 28 Too Many, 5 October 2018

Horizont: Die Schock-Kampagne von Ogilvy London gegen weibliche Genitalverstümmelung, 9 June 2015


All links accessed 30 November 2021.

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