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  • The latest annual female genital mutilation statistics have been published. Data and the full report can be accessed here. FORWARD welcomes the publication of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset by NHS Digital. The data reveals that FGM is being carried out on girls under the age of 18 in the UK which is hugely […]

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  • FORWARD’s partner initiative, Tuwezeshe Akina Dada, is looking for young African women to take an active role in the England branch of the movement! The project is an Africa-UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement, they are now seeking: Young, enthusiastic women of African heritage to take part as mentors in their new Mentorship Programme; […]

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  • In March 2017, a group of members of the African diaspora developed and performed in a theatre production Uncomfortable Conversations in a Foreign Land. The project was done in partnership between FORWARD and Grinnell College and a number of FORWARD’s Community Champions took part. In the production you can hear a collection of stories that look at […]

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  • This February FORWARD launched a new website catering specifically to young people. The new website: www.forwardyouth.org.uk was designed based on our experience of over 10 years’ award-winning work with young people and in primary and secondary schools on FGM and related gender issues. It is aimed at 11-25 year olds and offers a safe, age-appropriate environment to […]

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