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PEER Research

“Do not hide yourselves, you are not cursed”: A PEER Study on Obstetric Fistula, Mpwapwa, Dodoma, Tanzania (FORWARD and UTU Mwanamke, December 2014) An executive summary of the research is also available to read in Swahili.

“No girl should be a child bride”: Taking Action to End Child Marriage in Lay Amachiho District, Amhara Region, Ethiopia (FORWARD and ProFutures Development Initiative, July 2014)

‘I used to cry a lot every night’: Voices of Women with Obstetric Fistula in Bo, Sierra Leone (FORWARD and Haikal Foundation, April 2014)

‘I carry the name of my parents’: Young People’s Reflections on FGM and Forced Marriage (CREATE Youth-Net with FORWARD, November 2013)

In Their Own Words: Girls from Liberia on Sexuality, Pregnancy and Services (FORWARD and Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia, 2012)

Voices of Child Brides and Child Mothers in Tanzania: A PEER Report on Child Marriage (FORWARD and Children’s Dignity Forum, 2010)

Women’s Experiences, Perceptions and Attitudes of Female Genital Mutilation: Bristol PEER Study (FORWARD, January 2010)

FGM and Religion

FGM & Islam Leaflet (FORWARD, Muslim Council of Britain, Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS, 2014)

Resources for Professionals 

Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in Tanzania (Fordham International Law Journal, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2015)

Responding to FGM – A Guide for Key Professionals (FORWARD and CHANGE, 2014)

Resources for Young People

Female Genital Mutilation – Frequently Asked Questions: A Campaigner’s Guide for Young People  (FORWARD, 2012)

Femle Genital Mutilation: Information, Services and Support Guide (FORWARD, 2013)

16 ways to help end FGM (FORWARD, 2013)


Needlecraft (FORWARD, 2015)

Transforming Lives of Women Affected by FGM – Trailer (FORWARD, 2015)

Trailer of video about FORWARD’s work with women in communities affected by FGM

See, Hear, Speak – Flash Mob on Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage (FORWARD, 2015)

CREATE Youth-Net (a European partnership of youth advocates campaigning to end female genital mutilation and forced marriage in three countries: Portugal, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands) organised a flash mob on the 25th of November 2014. The flash mob; held in Lisbon, Portugal; London, UK; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; aimed to raise awareness of FGM and forced marriage. It was also calling for the European Commission to engage, enable, empower and resource young people to join the campaign and create change in their communities.

Transforming Lives of Women affected by FGM (FORWARD, 2015)

FORWARD presents ‘Transforming the lives of Women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM)’ in the UK. Why Women’s health and Leadership Skills Training is important, and details of our work with communities in the UK. Funded by Catapult.

FLASHMOB Choreography  (FORWARD, 2014)

FLASHMOB Choreography 2 (FORWARD, 2014)

Learn the choreography to our flashmob which is took place on Tuesday 25th November at 7pm.

ATL Safer Schools  (FORWARD, 2014)

ATL’s Safer Schools network brings together the expertise of leading organisations, practitioners and academics to signpost education professionals, young people and parents to resources, debate and support. www.saferschools.org.uk

These Are Our Friends – FORWARD Young People Speak Out!  (FORWARD, 2014)

FORWARD’s Youth Programme, Young People Speak Out, have developed this film with Media Trust: ‘These are Our Friends’ on the issue of Female genital Mutilation (FGM). This will be screened on the Community Channel in July as part of the Bridging The Gap series. Many thanks to Media Trust, Director Jodi De Souza, Producer Jodie Chillery, Richard Mkoloma and the FORWARD young women who feature in the film.

Think Again: The Film (FORWARD, 2010)

Think Again: The Making-Of  (FORWARD, 2010)

“Think Again” is a thought-provoking film that follows a 12-year-old’s struggle between family honour and the facts about FGM. On discovering that her mom wants to take her back home to be ‘cut’ she explores the implications FGM has on her life and the misconceptions that explain why the practice persists in the 21st century.