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’s partner initiative, Tuwezeshe Akina Dada, is looking for young African women to take an active role in the England branch of the movement! The project is an Africa-UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement, they are now seeking: Young, enthusiastic women of African heritage to take part as mentors in their new Mentorship Programme; […]
Today, the 23rd May 2017, is the fourth International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. The day was first observed by the UN in 2013, but fistula has been a silent death for generations for millions of girls and women in developing countries.. The Foundation for Women’s Health Research, and Development (FORWARD) began working to end […]