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 co-signed a letter calling on the Prime Minister and Education Secretary to “make it a top priority that schools are safe places for girls to learn and grow. They should use any means necessary to tackle this problem, including introducing compulsory Sex and Relationships Education in all schools, reviewing safeguarding guidance, improving teacher training and […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Friday 2nd of September 2016, a consortium of four organisations (Akina Mama wa Afrika Uganda, Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development UK, Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel UK and Young Women Leaders Institute Kenya are launching the three year project TuWezeshe Akina Dada- Africa/UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement Project funded […]