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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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  • It is a landmark move that cannot go unmarked on these pages. The decision by the UN’s Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee to adopt the draft resolution, “Intensifying Global Efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations,”  almost guarantees adoption of the resolution by the full global body in December. Adoption of the draft resolution that was submitted by a […]

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  • Nice to end the week with a small spot of drama! Due to unforeseen circumstances we’re spending today frantically trying to recruit for a communications volunteer to help us create content for the new site. It’s an exciting position and the person who gets the job will be an integral part of the team but it’s really not great to back to […]

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