FORWARD Publications

Information, Services and Support Guide

Information, Services and Support Guide on FGM: this is a youth friendly resource which provides information about FGM as well as signposting to support and services that pupils and their teachers can access regarding FGM.

FGM Frequently Asked Questions

This is a youth friendly resource that provides responses to both frequently asked as well as more difficult or controversial questions about FGM.

"I used to cry a lot every night" : Voices of Women with Obstetric Fistula from Sierra Leone

This report is the product of a six month research project carried out in partnership between FORWARD and Haikal Foundation, entitled 'A Situation Analysis on Obstetric Care and Prevention in Sierra Leone'. The study aims to end the silence around fistula and shed light on the experiences of women suffering from this preventable and treatable disability in Sierra Leone. The conclusions made from this Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research (PEER) are based solely on the experiences of and recommendations made by women affected by obstetric fistula in Sierra Leone.

In their own words: Girls from Liberia on Sexuality, Pregnancy and Services

FORWARD and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) worked in partnership with the Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL) on a project titled "Empowering girls at risk". This project set out to assess the situation, experiences and effects of teenage pregnancy and early motherhood on girls in Monrovia, Liberia. The aim was to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and young women and also make their situation visible. The project ran from December 2009 to December 2010. This publication is a booklet with highlights from the project with photographs.

In their own words: Girls from Sierra Leone on Sexuality, Pregnancy and Services

FORWARD and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) worked in partnership with the Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL) on a project titled "Empowering girls at risk". This project set out to assess the situation, experiences and effects of teenage pregnancy and early motherhood on girls in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The aim was to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and young women and also make their situation visible. The project ran from December 2009 to December 2010. This publication is a booklet with highlights from the project with photographs.

Voices of Child Brides and Child Mothers in Tanzania: A PEER Report on Child Marriage

FORWARD, in partnership with Children's Dignity Forum, conducted a participatory, ethnographic, evaluation research (PEER) in Tarime, Tanzania in 2009 with child mothers and child brides. The research findings can be found in the below attachment.

"I refused to go through FGM because I knew other friends who were mutilated and had bled heavily and one had died. So I was scared that if I went through the ritual I might die and dreaded the fact that the bodies of those who die during FGM are just thrown away."

Voices of Tarime Girls: Views on Child Marriage, Health and Rights

This photo story booklet is a compilation of quotes and information from the Voices of Child Brides and Child Mothers in Tanzania PEER study from 2009 including photographs, many of which were taken by the girls in the project.

Women's Experiences, Perceptions and Attitudes of Female Genital Mutilation: The Bristol PEER Study

This research shows an in-depth understanding of some of the experiences and perceptions of women coming from countries with high prevalence rates of FGM living in Bristol. This was through a Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research (PEER) method conducted by FORWARD in December 2008.

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