What should the Research Agenda for FGM Be?

Hosted by MARCH Centre, in association with FORWARD UK

Date: Thursday 9 February 2017
Time: 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Lecture
Chair(s): Professor Joy Lawn

To mark InternationAAr9hQv6yKBzlAQ7OJK5ARUkjv2TWIildrtYpADjtiAal Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on the 6th of February, the MARCH Centre, in association with FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health and Research), will be hosting a meeting to discuss how the research community can support efforts to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and support women and girls who have been affected.

FORWARD was founded by women of the African Diaspora and have been working on eliminating the practice both in the UK and internationally for over three decades. They run a number of projects working in UK, Europe and Africa to safeguard girls at risk of FGM and support women affected. For more info, visit their website.


  • Naana Otoo-Oyortey, MBE the Executive Director of FORWARD
  • Comfort Momoh, MBE who founded the African Well Women’s Clinic founder at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

We will also have inputs from School students who have experience working in the area.  The meeting will be chaired by Professor Joy Lawn, Director of the School’s MARCH Centre.  There will also be time for audience input and discussion.

The event will followed by a reception in the South Courtyard Cafe.


Admission: Free to attend, but registration is required. Please register here.