Friday, December 8, 2023

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About The Village

Teekpeh is a village situated in the depth of the Central Rivercess District forest, Rivercess County, in rural Liberia. Teekpeh is one of Liberia’s most isolated and least developed villages, where villagers live on subsistence farming, having little or no communication with the rest of the world except visitors who travel by four-wheeled drive vehicles on a track road to the village.

The Problems

Due to the living conditions they face, villagers have no clean drinking water and their only option is to fetch water from a contaminated creek.

The creek used for all domestic activities such as drinking water, washing clothes, bodies, vegetables, and domestic implements, result in serious water borne diseases and early death. The nearest medical clinic is a six-hour walk from their village.

Our Mission in Teekpeh

During an assessment visit to Teekpeh town by four members of AWF in June 2012, in discussion with the villagers, they requested our help in providing clean water, sanitation, school and a medical clinic and a means of acquiring skills that will help provide them with basic living in their village.

The AWF has decided to help the villagers, but we need your help to do this.

Why You Should Get Involved

Think how important safe, clean water and latrine are for you! Villagers of Teekpeh town do not have access to such basic necessities.

AWF has raised funds to provide a deep borehole, hand operated water supply. We need more funds to provide latrines and a school.

Please help us raise funds

Attend activities organised by AWF to raise funds

Donate. Any small amount will bring the villagers a step closer to their dreams.

Involve your friends and family and inspire them to make a contribution.

Share Teekpeh’s story. The more people who know about their needs, the better the chances to get more help.

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a global human rights violation of all girls and women and girls in Africa, Europe and indeed, the whole world. The FGM Girl Summit of 2014 charges everyone including organisations, to establish an inclusive, sustainable regime that will end this gender based violence world wide.

Our aim

African Women’s Forum, Portsmouth, signed up to the charter on ending FGM and child early forced marriage (CEFM), in UK, Portsmouth and anywhere else in the world for ever.  We are committed to working together with any organisation who subscribes to empowering all women to be free of gender based violence and especially FGM.

We advocate a holistic approach by educating all women and girls on the effects of FGM, their human rights within the UK and European law, providing support and sign posting to confidential assistance for those who have suffered from this practice or in fear of it happening, without the worry of criminalisation or losing their children


Learn more about FGM by downloading the app.

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African Women’s Health

This is an application created by the African Women’s Forum (AWF). It’s purpose is to help educate people about and eradicate Female Genital Mutilation. AWF supports other Africans and especially women in various activities including health education. AWF collaborates with local communities, schools and organisations to increase inter-cultural understanding between Africans and especially women, and the wider community.

To download the app, click on the Google Play badge below or scan the QR code with the QR code reader on your phone.

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Mandela 100 Portsmouth

African Women’s Forum are celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandel’s birth by revisiting the values enacted by the the revolutionary political leading during his life and time as president of South Africa, through our ‘Mandela 100’ project and programme of events.

Please head over to our dedicated ‘Mandela 100’ pages to find out more about the project and the latest events »

On 22 June 1948, the MV Windrush docked at Tilbury Docks with 1,027 passengers. Records show that of the passengers who disembarked, 802 were men, women and children from the Caribbean Islands of Jamaica, Bermuda, Trinidad and British Guyana. Many of them were ex-servicemen who had been in the armed forces during the war serving Britain, which they regarded as the “mother country”. 

Migrants who came to Britain between 1948 and 1971 from the Caribbean Islands are known as the “Windrush Generation” and this project celebrates this pioneering generation that came to Britain and especially to Portsmouth over 70 years ago. The new arrivals were the first wave in Britain’s post-war drive to recruit labour from the Commonwealth to cover employment shortages in state-run services such as the NHS, armed forces and London Transport, helping to re-build the country after the ravages of World War II. 

The new arrivals in 1948, were dispersed across the country to areas in which their labour was needed. Semi-skilled workers were needed to work in the furnaces and forges of the expanding manufacturing industries in the Midlands whilst others worked as porters, cleaners, drivers and nurses – jobs paying so badly that few indigenous people wanted them. 

Some travelled to port towns like Plymouth and Portsmouth where they worked in the dockyards whilst others joined the Royal Navy. This project is celebrating those members who settled in Portsmouth after arrival in Britain.

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