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 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?
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 […]