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  • FORWARD attended the National Black Members Conference of UNISON last November. We held a well attended workshop with members wanting to know more about FGM and how they could help in our campaign to stop the practice both in the UK and worldwide. We have recently received a donation of £2,000 from UNISON towards our […]

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  • The mini project on vesico vaginal fistula (VVF) for which we received £1000 from Jo Bryant’s group in Kent has been conducted. The money was enough to purchase 60 packs of treatment materials. Thus, sixty young women suffering from VVF were given repair packs for their treatment. The great success of this project was recorded […]

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  • Our representative in Germany, Tobe Levin, attended the Inter Africa Committee meeting in Dakar last year. She met with other non-African campaigners against FGM. This group have formed a Forum – ‘European, Pacific and Asian Countries (EPAC) against FGM’. Tobe recently celebrated her 50th birthday. She asked her friends to give her cash donations instead […]

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  • Since the last Forum in December 1997, Debbie Read has been conducting research into Local Authority policies and practices in relation to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in England and Wales. Some 83% of Local Authorities responded to the survey, giving a very accurate picture of the way in which the issue is handled by the […]

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