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  • Gavin Weston, FORWARD Ambassador and author of Harmattan, visited Tanzania in June 2013 where he attended the East Africa Regional Child Marriage Conference. At the conference Gavin met key people and organisations campaigning against child marriage and his interviews form of the ‘African Voices on Child Marriage’ Series. This is the second in a three […]

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  • Gavin Weston, FORWARD Ambassador and author of Harmattan, visited Tanzania in June 2013 for the East Africa Regional Conference on Child Marriage where he heard from the former child brides of the ‘Mobilising Action to Safeguard the Rights of Girls’ project run by FORWARD partners, Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), in Tanzania. The project works to […]

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  • Naana Otoo-Oyortey, MBE – Executive Director of FORWARD The global event on FGM and child marriage was a big step in the right direction, but there are still four key areas to address. On 22 July, more than 600 people and much of the UK’s media gathered in London for the Girl Summit, which focused […]

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  • In developing countries, lack of funds can lead individuals to make detrimental decisions. For six-year-old Afghan girl, Naghma, an anonymous donation meant freedom from child marriage. Naghma’s father, Taj Mohammad, borrowed $2,500 from a refugee-camp resident to pay for a hospital treatment for his wife and a few of his nine children. If Mohammad could […]

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