"Whatever the justifications are for maintaining the practice, there is no doubt that female genital mutilation is an obstacle to the attainment of the goal of health, development and human rights for not only girls and women, but for all members of our society". - Dr Ebrahim Samba, Former Regional Director for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
Since its establishment in 1983, FORWARD has been very prominent in the campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and successes have been achieved on a variety of FGM related issues, and on a number of levels. Campaigning has taken place in the UK and on an international level.
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