Source description last updated: 25 September 2019

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  aims  to  provide  a  strategic  framework  where  knowledge and    tools    enable    in-country    anti-FGM    campaigners    and organisations to be successful and make sustainable changes to end FGM.” (28 Too Many: Annual Review 2017/18, 2018, p. 3)


Mainly voluntary donations. For details, see: 28 Too Many: Annual Review 2017/18, 2018, p. 29

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

Ogilvy: 28 Too Many. It happens here, undated


All links accessed 24 September 2019.

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