The Safeworld International Foundation (Safe World for Women) is an award winning women-led not-for-profits organisation working with grassroots groups to promote the rights of women and children.
As a multifaith movement for social justice and equality, it is our fundamental belief that a more humane and caring world is possible.
Empowerment of women and sustainable development are key to tackling the root causes of poverty and oppression, and will bring about positive social and economic change at a global level.
Furthermore, grassroots initiatives are key to bringing about positive change in a culturally-sustainable way.
Independent from government, corporate, religious or political interests, we highlight abuse of women's rights throughout the world, educate and mobilize the public, and campaign to improve policy and attitudes.
It is our fundemental belief that a more humane and caring word is possible
The hub of our work is our webzine, which is updated daily.
It provides a platform for grassroots groups and serves as a news outlet for articles relating to the rights of women and children, serving as a valuable resource for academics, researchers and the global community.
We work to abolish human trafficking and slavery, domestic violence, poverty, war crimes and all forms of abuse of women and children. We campaign for women's rights advocates who have been unjustly detained.
Safe World forms partnerships with small, grassroots groups and organisations throughout the world - Field Partners.
"Our underlying principle is that grassroots groups are best-placed to bring about behavioural change in a culturally-sensitive and sustainable way, through their established relationship with local leaders, schools, communities and beneficiaries, and local knowledge.
Through working with locally-based groups, we can help to make sustainable changes in a culturally-sensitive and empowering way.
Please help us to help others!" - Chris Crowstaff, Founder, Safe World for Women
Safeworld Field Partners are community groups and organisations, working with women and children at a regional level, dealing directly with issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, conflict, rape, child marriage, child labour, access to education, social and cultural exclusion, isolation, marginalisation, and stigmatisation.
Many of our Field Partners do not have a website of their own, and most of them do not have an online fundraising facility.
The Safe World webzine provides our Field Partners with a 'window to the world', helping to raise their profile, give them a voice and to connect them with potential funders.
For selected Field Partners, we set up fundraising appeals, so that supporters can donate online to them via our Paypal account.
Correspondents : Safe World correspondents report on grassroots issues which are often under-reported by mainstream media.
International News : We partner with international news outlets to share articles relating to the rights of women and children.
Student Writers: We help to amplify the voices of young people, through our Student Writers Project – a platform for young people to write about issues that concern them and their communities. The project gives university students, both women and men, a chance to gain experience in the field of women's rights and journalism.
Blogs: We have an ever-growing number of bloggers throughout the world; women and men expressing views on issues relevant to their respective localities and cultures - from Pakistan to Nigeria and Cameroon, to Ireland and the UK, to Mexico and the USA.
Interviews: Our team regularly interviews women human rights defenders - including high profile advocates and those who dedicate their lives to working, largely unrecognised, at the grassroots level.
Through our extensive social media network, we connect women and women’s organisations from different backgrounds and cultures, in order to promote dialogue and collaboration on key issues affecting women and children. We collaborate in campaigns with other advocacy organisations.
Safe World is active on the social media, through Twitter and Facebook.
As well as advocating via our webzine and the social media, we also advocate for women human rights defenders via our contacts in the mainstream media in the UK and France, arranging interviews, media tours and events.
The Safe World Community is our global social network for change.
Through interaction and knowledge sharing we work together to promote collaboration.
Empassioned by a belief that change is possible, we connect and empower localised networks of committed activists.
Safe World is independent of any government, political or religious ideology or commercial interest and we depend entirely on private donations.
We are all volunteers and our diverse, multi-cultural team is spread throughout the globe.
The Safeworld International Foundation is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, company number: 06712633.