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.
PRESS RELEASE Young woman dies after undergoing FGM in Makeni, Sierra Leone Wednesday 17th August 2016 For Immediate Release London based African women’s charity FORWARD received reports from our partner organisation (Girl2Girl Empowerment Movement- G2G) through the Forum Against Harmful Practices (FAHP)* on Tuesday 16th August of a young woman named Fatmata Turay, 19 years […]
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 […]