FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development) is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women.
We are a leading African diaspora women’s campaign and support organisation. We work through partnerships in the UK, Europe and Africa to transform lives, tackling discriminatory practices that affect the dignity and wellbeing of girls and women. Our focus is on female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and obstetric fistula.
FORWARD and Tanzanian charity Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) launched an animated short film on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) on Wednesday 18thNovember at The British High Commissioner’s Residence, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The True Story of Ghati and Rhobi, is an inspirational story about two girls (Ghati and Rhobi) resisting their community’s […]
On Tuesday 20th October FORWARD launched three animated short films on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) at Portcullis House, House of Commons. The event was supported by and introduced by Pauline Latham OBE MP. Speakers included Don Boyd, Film Director, Producer and FORWARD Patron, Ruth Beni of Animage Films, the animations creator and […]