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  • By Lottie Howard-Merrill, Africa Programme Research and Documentation Assistant At the beginning of May 2015 FORWARD staff travelled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to visit our project partners and to share lessons from the work we have done to tackle child marriage, FGM and preventable maternal health complications in Tanzania. On 7th May we made […]

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  •   By FORWARD Executive Director, Naana Otoo-Oyortey Earlier this year a hospital doctor was acquitted of carrying out female genital mutilation on a patient after delivering her baby. The case attracted huge media and political interest because it was the first ever prosecution since FGM was outlawed in the UK in 1985. The charge, brought […]

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  • By FORWARD Youth Advocate Habon Duale, 17 Three years ago, my mother told me about Female Genital Mutilation.  I don’t remember what I said but I remember, quite vividly, how I felt. When you know that there are girls as young as five being subjected to this practice it is incredibly difficult to ignore. I […]

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  • Address from FORWARD Executive Director, Naana Otoo-Oyortey, on the International Day of the Girl 2014 On the International Day of the Girl I would like to reflect on the gap that exists in girls’ education in Africa, primarily, on girls who have been left behind.  Many girls can never become the Einsteins that we’ve been […]

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