FORWARD's works in the UK to support and promote the rights and health of African immigrant and refugee communities. In order to achieve protection of girls and women from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), sensitive and appropriate health care and services to meet the needs of girls and women affected by FGM, and overall, the elimination of FGM, our UK work combines three main areas:
FORWARD sees education and development work with FGM practicing communities residing in the UK as paramount to the campaign to eliminate FGM.
Find out more about Community education and development work
Up to date, relevant and accurate information and resources are vital for informing policy, promoting best practices and ensuring that professionals, communities and the wider public have sufficient knowledge and understanding of FGM.
Find out more about our work on the Collection and dissemination of research, information and resources
Comprehensive training on FGM and Child Protection is critical for equipping professionals from the police, health, education and voluntary sectors, and social services with the knowledge, confidence, skills and understanding of good practice guidelines with which to respond to FGM sensitively yet effectively. FORWARD's work to train professionals is based on the premise that professionals can play an important role in the campaign against FGM, and are in a unique position to educate and provide support to women affected by FGM because they interact frequently with practising communities.
Find out more about our FGM and Child Protection Training