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Sewing Centres Heal and Empower Rural Congolese Women

'As the world had ignored us when we were being raped, let us beat the bell and tell them we are here, we survived. They will see what we are doing with sewing machines here.' - Murhimanyi Chantal

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Volunteering and Trust-building with Karen Women

WEAVE is acting slowly on a small scale, but having a far greater impact than other organizations hoping to change the world in the blink of an eye....

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

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To be a kid again, healing with art - Syian refugees

The Castle Art Project project provides a creative outlet for young Syrian refugees to laugh, have fun and be a kid again...

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

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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.

Donate to the Farida Afridi Fund