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.
In March 2017, a group of members of the African diaspora developed and performed in a theatre production Uncomfortable Conversations in a Foreign Land. The project was done in partnership between FORWARD and Grinnell College and a number of FORWARD’s Community Champions took part. In the production you can hear a collection of stories that look at […]
This February FORWARD launched a new website catering specifically to young people. The new website: www.forwardyouth.org.uk was designed based on our experience of over 10 years’ award-winning work with young people and in primary and secondary schools on FGM and related gender issues. It is aimed at 11-25 year olds and offers a safe, age-appropriate environment to […]