The Safeworld Student Writers Project gives university students a chance to be published online and to have their work recognised by leading women’s rights activists and organisations throughout the world.
The project helps to give students a voice and provides an insight into the views of students from different backgrounds and cultures.
The Student Writers Project encourages students to become involved in global issues, develop first-hand knowledge and experience of writing for online media, and a broad knowledge of women’s advocacy-related issues.
The project is particularly suited to student journalists, and students of subjects such as social sciences, gender studies, law etc, who have a talent for writing.
Safeworld Student Writers are provided with a brief for requested articles and given advice and feedback from our editorial team.
We welcome individual applications from university students around the world and partnership enquiries from universities.
I am currently studying a Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney and it is through this that I continue to be exposed to the evolving role of women in conflict across the globe.
I am currently studying M.St Women’s Studies at the University of Oxford... The importance I place on the study of global gender and development is partly due to my time spent living and working in Prema Vasam – a children’s home in Chennai, India.
Safe World Student Writer: 2012 to 2013. In 2011, Claire Poyser was the Australian delegate to the G(irls)20 Summit. Claire studied humanities and majored in international relations and politics.
Safe World Student Writer 2012. Claire Shaw is now deputy editor of the Guardian's Higher Education Network. She was runner up for outstanding higher education journalism in 2014 and shortlisted for journalist of the year in the Mind media awards 2014.
I have lived in South Africa my entire life. Despite the many challenges we as a country face, my heart definitely lies in Africa. Since I can remember I have wanted to make a difference in the world...
Safe World Student Writer: 2012. Eimear studied Contemporary Culture and Society (in Ireland) - including modules based on journalism and media, women's rights and other societal issues along with literature and some aspects of law.
I am currently undertaking research to obtain my PhD in Asian Studies at the University of Tasmania, Australia... In 2014, my passion for women’s rights landed me an internship with feminist Muslim organisations Musawah and Sisters in Islam in Malaysia.
Safe World Student Writer: 2012. Emily studied French and Spanish at university. "My studies have allowed me to delve into other cultures and explore their similarities and their differences..."
Safe World Student Writer: 2012. Ena studied marketing at university and then went on to study law. "I am originally from Bosnia, and when the war started in 1992, my mom, sister and myself, left our hometown for good..."
I was born in Italy... Despite Italy being part of Europe and the West which is supposedly meant to be progressive and liberal, Italy remains pretty behind in terms of women’s equality.
At the moment I am studying politics and within that, I am taking a course on gender... As a keen debater I have run several public speaking and debating workshops for women in order to boost their confidence.
Natalie studied journalism at Falmouth University. She has since graduated with a 2:1 and has been freelancing in music journalism.
Olivia studied a combined degree in arts and commerce, with particular interest in international relations. "I was born and raised in Australia, so I feel as if I have lived (and continue to live) in a very privileged society..."
Safe World Student Writer: 2012. Olivia was born and raised in Australia and studied for a BA Arts-Media degree, with a focus on writing and journalism.
Born and raised in Bulgaria, I’d been used to a certain way of life, which my move to England has put in a new light...