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.
On Thursday 8th December 2016 Men Speak Out released our ground-breaking research addressing the role men play in the practice of FGM and the campaign to end it. “Men have a role to play but they don’t play it” : A mixed methods study exploring men’s involvement in female genital mutilation (FGM) in Belgium, the […]
FORWARD is proud to announce that we won the Community Health Development Award for our Schools Programme, at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Health & Wellbeing Awards 2016! The Youth and Schools Programme is an education programme which supports schools to create a safe, supportive and ‘open environment’ to talk about FGM, by […]