This September FORWARD’s Youth Programme established a new Youth Advisory Council formed of 12 inspirational and motivated young women!
FORWARD is seeking an actor and film to be involved in a short film production in London as part of the Uncomfortable Conversations project.
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, alongside Co-Chairs IKWRO, Independent Yemen Group and Karma Nirvanna have published the following statement in response to the new Childline figures on forced marriage calls.
FORWARD has been working with local partners in Tanzania for over 10 years fighting for the rights of girls and women. FORWARD supports the Joint Statement recently released by a coalition of civil society organisations on the right of re-entry to school for girls after they have given birth to be upheld.
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.
Tuwezeshe Akina Dada is a youth project led by FORWARD across 5 countries in the UK and Africa which aims to nurture the next generation of young African women leaders
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!
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.
This February FORWARD launched a new website catering specifically to young people!