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 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 […]
FORWARD’s Head of Global Advocacy comments on the lack of prosecutions for FGM in the UK and why “getting to the point of prosecution means Forward has failed, the law has failed, as a girl has been subjected to FGM”. No Prosecutions for Female Genital Mutilation in Britain, So What Is the Problem?