FORWARD International

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The Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development (FORWARD) "is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works to advance and protect the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of African girls and women.

"FORWARD works to promote action to bring about positive social change to enhance the well being and protect the dignity of African girls and women globally. FORWARD is committed to eliminating harmful gender-based discriminatory practices that violate the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.

"FORWARD was established in 1983 in the UK, in response to the emerging problems caused by female genital mutilation being seen by health professionals." [1]


Accessed March 2009: [2]

Patrons and Matrons

Board of Trustees

Staff Team

Volunteer and Intern Support

Sponsors (2008) [3]

Total income for 2008 fy was 241,125 pounds (of which 210,938 pounds was obtained from grants)

Resources and articles

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  1. About, FORWARD, accessed March 20, 2009.
  2. Team, FORWARD, accessed March 20, 2009.
  3. 2008 Annual Report, FORWARD, accessed March 20, 2009.