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The Safe World Field Partners Programme helps give a voice to grassroots women's groups around the world.

Field Partner News

WYCF-Ebola-sensitization

Working at the Grassroots to Prevent the Spread of Ebola

"There are mixed feelings in our communities... People who were given soap by government health workers during the nationwide lockdown refused to use the soap for fear of it being injected with the Ebola virus." Santigie Bayo Dumbuya, Founder of WYCF.

Alliance News

Lunchboxgift

What Are African Diaspora Doing About Ebola?

One Sierra Leonean in the diaspora, Memuna, was not going to let people go hungry... this has led to the birth of Lunchboxgift. We have teamed up with the diaspora led charity 'Let Them Help Themselves Out of Poverty'... This will enable us to pool resources…

Safeworld Blogs

Sister Sky gives back to community

Sister Sky "Gives Back" with Abalone Woman Bracelets

By Marina Turning-Robe from Sister Sky When we launched the Abalone Woman bracelets, we knew the story of Abalone Woman would resonate with so many who are concerned with ending domestic violence. The oral stories of our heritage touch our spirit, teach us…

World News

Moscow-metro

Is Moscow's Transport Unsafe for Women? Muscovite Women Respond...

“I’ve witnessed an unpleasant incident when an elderly grandma tried to get in before the doors closed but only her arms and bag made it yet not one single man tried to help her by opening the slammed doors." - Didar (21), a veterinary science student.

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Al Jazeera reports on murder of Pakistan women's rights activist Farida Afridi

Following the murder of women's rights activist, Farida Afridi, in Peshwar on 4th July, a concerted effort by supporters of the organisation she founded, Sawera, to honour her work is showing results.

Her tragic death, gunned down while walking to her office, has shocked many people throughout the world and has highlighted the issue of women working in sensitive and insecure parts of the world.

Most recently Doha based Al Jazeera sent a reporter, Kamal Hyder, to the region.

 

 

Farida's work continues

Despite all the ongoing challenges mentioned in the video, the SAWERA Team are determined to courageously move forwards with their work and Farida's mission to promote equality and peace in the region.

Most recently they have set up a Facebook page where you can find out more about their work.

The Safeworld International Foundation has also setup a Farida Fund where you can make donations to SAWERA.