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Compassion In Kenya

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Compassion CBO

Compassion CBO, was formed to eradicate poverty through education and sustainable development among women living in the slums and rural areas of Kenya and to rehabilitate orphans and vulnerable children.

Survivors In DR Congo

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COFAPRI

COFAPRI is registered in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo The organisation empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock.

Grassroots News

Safe World Field Partner, work directly with issues such as poverty, health-care, marginalisation, FGM, child marriage, and education.

Asha Leresh

How Asha Survived the Unnecessary Cut

Asha’s luck came when Samuel Siriria Leadismo, the Director of Pastoralist Child Foundation and his team visited her village, creating awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual reproductive health....
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Washing Hands to Improve Health in Rural DR Congo

COFAPRI organised handwashing sessions for school children and mothers in rural villages, with the aid of educational DVDs kindly supplied by Thare Machi Education. The word has begun to spread as neighbours are now prompting each other to wash their hands.
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Safe Spaces Crucial for Women's Self-Reliance in Rural DR Congo

Increased security helps women become self-reliant and less financially dependent on their husbands. This improves the situation for the whole family and also means the women are less vulnerable to abuse.
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DR Congo: Men's Inclusion in Women's Empowerment Benefits Everyone

It remains very important within communities for men and boys to be educated regarding the rights of women and girls, including their proper, fair and respectful treatment. When the women and girls become empowered, it is the whole community that benefits.
Margaret from Kiambu Support Group

Nairobi cancer survivor has hope at last

Margaret is among many women Compassion CBO trained in 2015. She has survived breast Cancer 2 times.

New Womens Magazine for Cameroon

The first edition of the Women for a Change Magazine is now available.

News, Interviews and Blogs

Under-reported issues affecting women and children. Exclusive interviews, articles and blogs by Safe World Correspondents and Content Partners

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The Need for Victim Compensation Programmes - Pakistan and Globally

Globally, victim compensation programmes play a significant role in providing assistance to the victims of violence... however, in Pakistan we are lacking any such programme. It is high time to take serious note of the issue and develop a strong referral…
Lizzy and Victoria

Peace, Dialogue & the Ripple Effect: #RISING16 Global Peace Forum

Perhaps the most inspiring session for me came towards the end of the two days and was entitled ‘Bring back our girls – the forgotten victims of conflict’... We heard the CEO of International Alert, Harriet Lamb, and Victoria Nyanjura - who was kidnapped by…
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Olutosin Adebowale: To America With Love

Once upon a time in my country, Nigeria, there was a ruler who was dreaded by many... We resisted and said No to every oppressive action or word to any weak or voiceless Nigerian... This is the time to stand firm on what has held the world together - Love.
Berlyne Ngwalem Ngwentah

Berlyne Ngwentah: 'The Biggest Cheerleaders of Women are Women'

All the most prominent, biggest community and feminist movements to alleviate the sufferings of women and girls and support women’s involvement in education and leadership have been championed mostly by women...
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Promoting Misogyny, Zenophobia, and Bullying... is.... Nasty

I cannot ever vote for anyone who promotes misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, zenophobia, homophobia... It would be a mockery of my life... dishonoring my elders who have endured the many injustices of racial animosity, my friends who've experienced the same...
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Women United for a Better Community in High Andean of Peru

“Women United for a Better Community” is a new group of grassroots women in the Ayacucho Region at the South High Andean of Peru, recently created by Estrategia, a National Grassroots women's organization. The grassroots women require to be heard and get the…

Bianca

Having been privileged enough to travel to over 50 countries, my vast exposure to women worldwide has been nothing less than inspiring. 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.

A single mother who never failed to reiterate the importance of knowledge encouraged me to pursue my desire to break the barriers upheld by gender inequality. It is through this that I continue to look for opportunities to contribute to a world built upon a foundation that acknowledges women’s grievances, while embracing their potential.

The essential contributions of women to global peace building efforts can only be achieved if fundamental human rights and freedoms entrenched in gender equality are established first. It is through platforms such as ‘A Safe World for Women’ that women regardless of location or socio-economic status can have their voice heard.

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Article by Bianca

Human Trafficking: A Tale of Two Genders


Assignment: Sexual Harassment on Campus

While I am lucky enough to have never experienced sexual harassment on campus, the issue is of increasing significance. Campus life in Australia is slightly different than other countries such as the United States. Although it isn’t a compulsory part of our tertiary education, campus life whether it is one’s permanent base or a place of frequentation was instrumental in my personal development. Campus life, for me, served as a platform to absorb and communicate, to advocate and challenge, and for some it serves as a platform for social activism.

However, for others this has not been the case. Countless reports worldwide emphasise the prominence of this issue and we are not just talking about the cases where an individual has been sexually harassed in person. As technology continues to evolve as a tool for communication, as does its potential to be used inappropriately. The ease of sexual harassment via technology remains an issue of concern and one that needs to be held in the same sphere of concern as that of harassment within campus grounds.

More recently, stories of on-campus rape have hit the headlines. Common features of the brutal stories reiterate a lack of accountability: individuals committing such acts, primarily because they knew they could get away with it. A general lack of legal recourse, in conjunction with a lack of support for victims worsens the wound. Mental health issues that are likely to impact individuals throughout their life are left unmanaged. Future generations, on the other hands, are likely to enter an experience ironically uneducated with non-existent frameworks of support or accountability.