We offer training for young people and communities affected by FGM and wider forms of violence against African women and girls in the UK. We also offer training to professionals so that they can respond to the needs of women and girls in an informed and sensitive way.

Community training

Our community outreach engages with local communities in dynamic ways to raise awareness about the consequences of FGM and Violence against Women and Girls, as well as to inform on support services available. Our community training includes both formal training and outreach

  • Health & Leadership Training Programme: designed to enhance efforts to safeguard the sexual health and rights of women and girls in the UK by training participants to become community-based advocates against on Violence against Women and Girls issues.
  • Commissioned training for specific community peer educators including men and women
  • Coffee mornings: a safe space for women from VAWG affected communities including FGM.
  • Workshops and Seminars and Events
  • Outreach

Learn more about our community training and engagement

Schools training

Our multi-award-winning UK Schools Programme which is delivered by FORWARD’s experienced facilitators provides a comprehensive, and wide range of age appropriate services and activities for primary and secondary schools; and higher education institutions.

We deliver age-appropriate and culturally sensitive sessions at the primary level 5 and 6 and to secondary and college students. We also offer Safeguarding Sessions for all staff members in a train the trainer’s courses.

Learn more about our work with schools and higher education

Professional training

As a leading expert on FGM, FORWARD provides accredited and tailored training to a wide range of statutory professionals. Our training are designed to equip teachers, health professionals and other frontline staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately and effectively safeguard women and girls affected or at risk of FGM. We also offer Open College Network (OCN) accredited courses and other certified training for professionals and frontline staff.

FORWARD trains over 2,000 professionals annually. Organisations that have sought FGM training with us include the NSPCC FGM Helpline staff, Barnardo’s FGM Centre, volunteers at the Red Cross, as well as countless local safeguarding children’s boards, midwives and other health care professionals.

Read more about our professional accredited training

Contact us – book training, or get more information

We also offer bespoke training courses tailored to your specific needs. For more information, please contact [email protected]


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