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.
Ousmane Sembène, known as the father of African cinema, is one of the key figures of world cinema, and one of the most important African cultural figures of the 20th century, and yet his works—still relevant today—remain unknown to many. Aya Distribution is presenting a UK-wide programme of Ousmane Sembène’s work alongside the documentary Sembène!, capturing the […]
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 […]