FORWARD are the African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls. From female genital mutilation and child marriage to domestic and sexual violence, they tackle abuse and discrimination – enabling African women and girls to have the dignity, health and equality they deserve.

At FORWARD, there is a focus on personal stories and the bigger picture. They support affected women and girls on the ground – bringing together communities, developing skills and knowledge, and nurturing young women leaders of tomorrow. And it’s also why they work strategically to challenge and support decision-makers and practitioners – conducting community research, building partnerships and creating opportunities to transform lives.

For over 30 years, FORWARD has been speaking with one voice to safeguard the rights and dignity of African women and girls, wherever they live.

They are working to create a world free from violence for all African women and girls – and we won’t stop until we get there.

Work supported by Act for Change Fund

This grant funds the development of Forward’s existing youth social action with salary costs for a dedicated Youth Programme lead and the expansion of a leadership training programme to work with young men as well as young women.

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