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Viola's Sponsored Silence against FGM

Going silent for 28 hours for 28 Too Many because the taboo needs to be broken.

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28 Too Many

We research, educate and campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM)

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, on the 6th of February, follows on quite nicely from Mental Health Awareness Week.

The mental impacts suffered by victims of FGM victims such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and memory loss are often forgotten next to the horrific physical inflicted in the name of religion, the degree of suffering only worsened by the silence that surrounds the issue and the social ostracism experienced by victims who speak out on the matter. 

To reflect the pain of the victims, I am going to be doing a sponsored silence (including Facebook messenger and texts - though I will be posting updates) from 20:00 on Thursday the 9th to 00:00 on Saturday the 11th to raise money for 28 Too Many, a charity working to educate on the subject of FGM, so this devastating practice can be stopped for good.  

For more info: http://28toomany.org/

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