FORWARD’s vision is; A world where women and girls live in dignity, are healthy, have choices and equal opportunities.
To achieve this vision we work on three key issues: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Child Marriage and Obstetric Fistula. Our approach to these issues includes community engagement and government lobbying, in recognition that many levels must be engaged to end these practices.
Engaging with the communities affected by FGM, child marriage and obstetric fistula is the basis of FORWARD’s work. Our programmes enable African women and girls from affected communities to gain the confidence and skills to become advocates for change.
Our work on FGM, child marriage and obstetric fistula is informed by research carried out by women and girls in their communities. This enables them to become champions of the change they want to see, and ensures that our work is based on the community’s expressed needs.
African Women and Girls