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  •     Through my work as a TuWezeshe Fellowship Mentor I was invited to Yo!Fest, the annual youth political festival, held in Strassburg and organized by the European Youth Forum. The Festival combines debates, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances to celebrate and promote both European and global citizenry through civic action. I went to Yo!Fest knowing […]

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  • International Day of the African Child is celebrated on 16th June every year to commemorate the 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa. The 2018 theme is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development.” Unfortunately, child motherhood is a neglected global public health and social problem that is borne out of powerlessness, pressure, poverty and punitive […]

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  •   Music as a tool of social change has long been established, being used cogently by artists such as Nina Simone in the African- American civil rights movement and Miriam Makeba in the Anti-Apartheid struggle. It’s within this tradition of defiance and hope that FORWARD’s Musicians Unite To End FGM project presents:  The Power of […]

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  • The 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign initiated by the UN in 2015 to galvanise action from governments, NGOs and the individual, on violence against women and girls (VAWG). FORWARD is a diaspora led NGO that has championed the rights of African women and girls for over 30 years, influencing policy and pioneering […]

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