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  • By Vanessa Diakides, Schools Programme Coordinator  ‘If a girl is not cut she’ll grow up to be a slut’: FGM victim reveals horror of mother having her circumcised as a BABY so she wouldn’t bring shame on her family” Headline, Daily Mail, 9thApril 2015 “‘I hope you die painfully’: vile abuse aimed at anti-FGM women” […]

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  • By Lottie Howard-Merrill, FORWARD Africa Programme Assistant, Policy and Research We have changed the names of the women to protect their identity. This May staff from our London team were privileged to visit FORWARD’s partner UTU Mwanmke on a field visit in the Dodoma Region of central Tanzania. The aim of the visit was to […]

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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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