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Grassroots Men and Children Speak Out - Women's Empowerment is Progress for All!

“COFAPRI is truly giving power to our wives, daughters, and our sisters and girls in our villages here. This helps them primarily, but it also helps us all with our families." - Bukanda Isaac, DR Congo.



Children's Education in Sierra Leone - Overcoming Challenges

Wurrie Kenda has grown up in Kroo Bay without any education. She is now at the Community School and is learning quickly. It is children like Wurrie that make WYCF's school such a special place....



Empowering Survivors in DR Congo

Help Safe World Field Partner, COFAPRI, to support rape survivors and their children in the mountain villages of Eastern DR Congo.

World News

Frederic Kazigwemo served time in jail for killing several people in 1994 | Photo: Benjamin Duerr/Al Jazeera

Rwanda genocide survivors back reconciliation

Mbyo is a Reconciliation Village, located one hour's drive from the capital of Kigali. Murderers and survivors of the Rwandan genocide, are neighbors. Attempting to rebuild the country.
Caroline Murphy

UK Heiress walks away from fortune after rift over her plans to turn firm into a co-operative

I have been vocal in my belief that leadership of this business must include those working on the ground if it is to continue to deliver for the clients who have placed their trust in us over the years.

International Women's Media Foundation: 'Protect Confidentiality of Sources'

IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation) urges the Supreme Court to recognize journalists' protection against compelled disclosure of confidential sources...
Pari Gul

The Afghan policewomen taking on the Taliban

The tiny but growing number of policewomen in Afghanistan not only risk death in the line of duty, they also face personal attack from extremists, and bigotry within the ranks

Field Partner News


Starting Young - Teaching Children's Rights in Tanzania

We promote Child Rights Clubs in schools, covering issues such as child marriage, FGM, domestic violence, disabilities, street children.... Last year, 7000 children participated...

Alliance News


Partnering for advocacy in rural Kenya

Pastoralist Child Foundation and the Fly Sister Fly Foundation partnered for an advocacy campaign in Samburu County. They held interactive sessions on early marriages, FGM/C, and challenges girls face in the pastoral nomadic community.

Turkey: Domestic Violence at new high

Protesters carry the banners bearing women killed by men during a rally in front of the Istanbul Courthouse. AA photoProtesters carry the banners bearing women killed by men during a rally in front of the Istanbul Courthouse. AA photo

Turkey: Domestic Violence at new high

Turkish police have recorded 78,488 incidents of domestic abuse and violence against women in the 19-month period between February 2010 and August.

The figure means that every 10 minutes a woman becomes the target of domestic violence, illustrating a trend that has sounded alarm bells among government officials and civic society in recent months.

Police departments across the country have been instructed to keep records of domestic abuse and violence as part of a government drive to streamline efforts to combat abuse.

Authorities, however, have determined that the police registered only about one-10th of the incidents of certain kinds of domestic violence that are being sent to Ankara, Milliyet reported.

Irked by the hitches, Mehmet Kılıçlar, the head of the Police Department, has sent special letters on the issue to police chiefs in all 81 provinces, calling for a regular and flawless registration of all incidents.

He has also ordered the police chiefs to assign one of their deputies to supervise the registration procedures, warning that the issue will be a priority matter for inspectors.