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 Health and Social Care Information Centre released the first year of data recorded by acute NHS Trusts on reported cases of FGM in England. Big Issue North reports, with comment from FORWARD’s Executive Director and our partners in Manchester, NESTAC. First FGM Stats ‘the Tip of the Iceberg’ First FGM stats the […]
As part of FORWARD’s campaigning to raise awareness of the dangers and legal status of FGM around the high risk summer holidays, our Bristol youth group Empowering marched through Bristol – walking in the steps of the mother’s who marched against FGM 6 years before them. The Guardian covered the event. In the Footsteps of […]