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Across the world a girl is subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – often without consent.
Health issues, trauma and unfulfilled economic potential are just some of the costs to over 200 million cut women and girls. Annually, three million girls currently remain at risk of FGM.
This book addresses some of the origins of FGM, while also telling the story of one woman willing to sacrifice her comfortable, professional London life to help end its practice. Volunteering across fourteen African countries, Ann-Marie Wilson trained in basic midwifery, ran a fistula rehabilitation project, and qualified in psychology and theology before launching her charity, 28 Too Many. Built on the voices of over 3000 FGM survivors’ stories as well as meetings with heads of state and the Pope, the book offers an insight into how Ann-Marie leaned on her Christian faith in her darkest moments to continue to offer hope.
If you are moved by a battle against the odds for justice, this book will inspire and encourage you to keep fighting for what is right.
'Ann-Marie’s faith is infectious. Read the book and it will likely rub off on you!' - Jonny Baker, CMS director of mission education
'A unique story of courage, perseverance, and professional excellence' - Peter Grant, co-founder of Restored
'Ann-Marie’s story shows what happens when someone learns from life’s experiences, both the pleasurable and the painful, and takes them as opportunities to do something.' - Revd John and Anne Coles
'Ann-Marie has changed the story for thousands upon thousands of women, and her story needs to be told so we can do the same for millions more.' - Bekah Legg, director of Restored and editor of Liberti magazine