Aarefa Johari is a journalist and an activist working to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the Bohra Community in India. Her work has touched the lives of several families - some of whom have come back to Aarefa with the self-promise to the effect that they will not circumcise their girls.
On the 11th March, I attended a talk by Legal Action Worldwide... Antonia Mulvey (founder) spoke of a widespread desire for accountability at a grassroots level in countries such as Somalia: in this specific context, victims of sexual abuse want their attackers to be held to account...
Julie Barton is a campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She is currently in the process of setting up a nonprofit to support Action for Women and Children Concern in Somalia.
Brazil, where a woman is killed every two hours, is imposing tougher punishments on those who murder women and girls, as part of a government bid to stem a rise in gender killings.
Nov 2014: Barranquilla, Colombia: We had a special conference day about women and post-conflict, trying to find out how to bring women together to effectively bring peace... including some Safeworld partners and colleagues speaking about their experiences..
Given the number of incidents one hears about, reads about, and watches reports of, on the news, it doesn’t take much effort to really arrive at the true conclusion: that safety is still elusive. Instead of sitting back and attempting to reach out to safety through measures doled out by another, Shruti Kapoor decided to get on the other side of the fence and make a difference for girls world over.