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  • By Emily Haynes, FORWARD Youth Intern Young artist Ruby Waage Townsend’s art work Piercing Silence was recently displayed at Mill Studios at De Monfort University in Leicester from May 20 to May 25. The work depicted female genital mutilation (FGM) in a symbolic and powerful way, inspiring conversation and education on this important topic. FGM […]

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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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