Raising Our Voices

FORWARD organised the first African Diaspora Women’s Forum on 25th July 2015 in London, in partnership with The Girl Generation. “Raising Our Voices: Showcasing Diaspora Engagement in Development in Africa and the UK” brought together 80 women from across the UK, all active in the promotion of gender equality, human rights and development. The event offered a platform for African diaspora women to share, network, and take stock of the valuable work of participating organisations and individuals. Moderated by BEN TV journalist Ekanem Robertson, the forum also provided an opportunity to strategise and discuss how to further maximise the impact of interventions led by African Diaspora women, including how to motivate young women in particular to contribute to their countries of origin.