FORWARD works in partnership with a number of national and international initiatives in order to support the global movement to end FGM and Child Marriage

girls-not-bridesGirls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 600 civil society organisations from over 80 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.

FORWARD is a member of Girls not Brides and co-chair of the UK network with Plan UK.


girl-genThe Girl Generation

The Girl Generation supports the Africa-led movement to end FGM by amplifying the issue on the international stage, bringing attention to inspirational stories of change from some of the most affected countries on the African continent.

FORWARD is a founding consortium partner of The Girl Generation.


tackling-fgm-initiative-logoThe Tackling FGM Initiative

The Tackling FGM Initiative was a 6 year initiative which concluded in 2016. It supported community based organisations to strengthen prevention
of FGM at a local level across the UK.

FORWARD was a member of the Tackling FGM Initiative. The project resulted in a Best Practice Guide for Communities Tackling FGM in the UK which can be read here.