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Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

CWB tackle FGM with 28toomany

Next February Cricket Without Boundaries are sending a specialist team of volunteers to Kenya to deliver a bespoke project around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The CWB team are joining forces with FGM charity ‘28 Too Many’ and the ‘Maasai Cricket Warriors’, aiming to up-skill teachers by providing advice on how to support girls who are fearful of FGM or have been subjected to the practice, as well as providing support to girls who have been or are likely to subjected to the practice.

The predominately female CWB team, consisting of Tracey Davies (Kenya Country Manager), Gary Shankland (Kenya HIV Lead), Laura Daniels (CWB Volunteer), Hannah Weaver (Operations Manager), Katie McLean (Midwife and FGM specialist), and Julia Farman (Female Engagement and Empowerment Lead), will be using cricket as the vehicle to enable the charity to foster relations with relevant teachers and students to deliver the messages and support.

This project is central to CWB’s core delivery aims of promoting female empowerment in the countries we work in, so that females are supported to take action against sexual and gender based violence, in order to lower the risk of HIV infection faced by women and girls.

Keep an eye out for updates on the development of this project over the coming months, and if you have any queries please contact Hannah Weaver (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to find out more about the work we are doing here. You can find more about 28toomany's work here.

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