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New Youth Advisory Council Established! news

New Youth Advisory Council Established!

(Originally published: 2017)

This September FORWARD’s Youth Programme established a new Youth Advisory Council formed of 12 inspirational and motivated young women!

Seeking Paid Actor and Crew for Short Film news

Seeking Paid Actor and Crew for Short Film

(Originally published: 2017)

FORWARD is seeking an actor and film to be involved in a short film production in London as part of the Uncomfortable Conversations project.

Closed Call to Artists: Hidden Scars Exhibition news

Closed Call to Artists: Hidden Scars Exhibition

(Originally published: 2017)

FORWARD is seeking submissions from artists, particularly BAME artists, for a Hidden Scars exhibition to be held later in the year. The exhibition will aim to highlight the physical and mental trauma suffered by many women due to FGM, child marriage and similar issues affecting African girls and women.

FORWARD’s Comment on New FGM Figures news

FORWARD’s Comment on New FGM Figures

(Originally published: 2017)

The latest annual female genital mutilation statistics have been published. Data and the full report can be accessed here. FORWARD welcomes the publication of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset by NHS Digital.

Calling All Young African Women Leaders news

Calling All Young African Women Leaders

(Originally published: 2017)

FORWARD’s partner initiative, Tuwezeshe Akina Dada, is looking for young African women to take an active role in the England branch of the movement!

African Diaspora Community Develop and Perform Play event

African Diaspora Community Develop and Perform Play

(Originally published: 2017)

In March 2017, a group of members of the African diaspora developed and performed in a theatre production Uncomfortable Conversations in a Foreign Land. The project was done in partnership between FORWARD and Grinnell College and a number of FORWARD’s Community Champions took part.