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  • According to new data on the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation released by the UN on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting,  the practice is becoming less prevalent overall and the younger generation is less likely to have it carried out. This data has surprisingly not figured in recent news coverage, yet the trend […]

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  • 3461 miles. 5570 kilometres. No matter how you phrase it, London is far from my small university in upstate New York. My name is Francesca Toscano and I am a student at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York studying Integrated Marketing Communications. The decision to study in London for four months was daunting, as I […]

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  • Finally we have time to post a photo of two of the women from the fantastic Irish NGO, AkiDwA, who popped into the FORWARD office last week. AkiDwA is one of our partner organisations that was established in August 2001 by a group of African women to address the needs of an expanding population of African […]

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  • Many of the FORWARD team were at parliament today for the launch of a new report on child marriage. The APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health’s report ‘A Childhood Lost’ makes a number of recommendations that will hopefully be listened to by national and international policymakers. The event was also a chance for us […]

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