Forward UK May 2018 Updates

Child Pregnancy in Tanzania Report is out

The Summary Report “I have no Idea how I got pregnant” Participatory Study on Teenage Pregnancy and Child Motherhood in Mpwapwa District, Tanzania” is out now. The full report will be released on 11th June in Parliament.

TuWezeshe Fellows Flourish at Youth Summit

On the 25th and 26th April 2018 four of FORWARD’s TuWezeshe akina Dada Fellows and one Youth Advocateattended the First Pan-African Youth #EndFGM Summit organised by The Girl Gen. The contingent who represented the Diaspora came top 3 in the Strong Advocacy challenge; a testament to the strength of our TuWezeshe and Youth advocacy training programmes. The young women returned inspired by the commitment and creativity of global youth to the cause but, also sobered by the seriousness of the challenge ahead. You can read Tuwezeshe Fellow Grace Labeodan’s key takeaways from the Summit here.

The Power of Music - Musicians Unite to End FGM (MUTEFGM)

FORWARD project Musicians Unite to End FGM (MUTEFGM) has been a huge success. MUTEFGM saw acclaimed blues musician Corey Harris perform a four date UK tour to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). The jewel in the crown of events was The Power Of Music: Artists Using Conversation and Music for Social Change. Corey came together with Congolese hip hop artist Nka1 of Lopango Ya Banka and UK rapper Sharna Cane to discuss their use of music to explore human rights and social justice issues. The tour allowed us to reach and sensitize new audiences about FGM through our use of short films and presentations in-between songs. Watch and share the Power of Music video here!

Make Child Mother’s Count in Tanzania is live on Global Giving

Forward UK current project Make Child Mothers Count in Tanzania is live on the Global Giving crowdfunding platform. The project will 1) Provide leadership training and mentoring support 2) Establish a young women’s network to facilitate activism and outreach to their peers 3) Support child mothers’ entrepreneurship development 4) Mobilize policy makers at national and local levels to provide an enabling environment, including prevention and response strategies for child pregnancy 5) Facilitate organisational development and management capacity of our local partner.