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.
Today, the 16th June 2017, is the Day of the African Child. Over the past two weeks, in the lead up to this day, FORWARD has been drawing needed attention to the issue of child motherhood with our crowdfunding campaign to support child mothers back to school. Child mothers are girls, under the age of […]
FORWARD’s partner initiative, Tuwezeshe Akina Dada, is looking for young African women to take an active role in the England branch of the movement! The project is an Africa-UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement, they are now seeking: Young, enthusiastic women of African heritage to take part as mentors in their new Mentorship Programme; […]