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!
FORWARD welcomes the statement from Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education, this Monday, 1st February making Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) compulsory in all schools in England.
In February 2017 FORWARD hosted Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in Schools: Adopting a Holistic and Proactive Approach, a one day pan-European conference, alongside the End FGM European Network.
Acton Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Community Clinic have just been told that their funding will be stopped in March 2017. The clinic is a specialist FGM service that has been running for 10 years, it provides counselling, support and de-infibulation procedures (Type 3 FGM reversal) for girls and women affected by FGM.
On Thursday 8th December 2016 Men Speak Out released our ground-breaking research addressing the role men play in the practice of FGM and the campaign to end it.
FORWARD is proud to announce that we won the Community Health Development Award for our Schools Programme, at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Health & Wellbeing Awards 2016!
FORWARD’s Head of Global Advocacy comments on the lack of prosecutions for FGM in the UK and why “getting to the point of prosecution means Forward has failed, the law has failed, as a girl has been subjected to FGM”.