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Compassion CBO

Compassion CBO, was formed to eradicate poverty through education and sustainable development among women living in the slums and rural areas of Kenya and to rehabilitate orphans and vulnerable children.

Survivors In DR Congo



COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo The organisation empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock.

Grassroots News

Safe World Field Partner, work directly with issues such as poverty, health-care, marginalisation, FGM, child marriage, and education.

Asha Leresh

How Asha Survived the Unnecessary Cut

Asha’s luck came when Samuel Siriria Leadismo, the Director of Pastoralist Child Foundation and his team visited her village, creating awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual reproductive health....

Washing Hands to Improve Health in Rural DR Congo

COFAPRI organised handwashing sessions for school children and mothers in rural villages, with the aid of educational DVDs kindly supplied by Thare Machi Education. The word has begun to spread as neighbours are now prompting each other to wash their hands.
Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces Crucial for Women's Self-Reliance in Rural DR Congo

Increased security helps women become self-reliant and less financially dependent on their husbands. This improves the situation for the whole family and also means the women are less vulnerable to abuse.
Towards womens empowerment

DR Congo: Men's Inclusion in Women's Empowerment Benefits Everyone

It remains very important within communities for men and boys to be educated regarding the rights of women and girls, including their proper, fair and respectful treatment. When the women and girls become empowered, it is the whole community that benefits.
Margaret from Kiambu Support Group

Nairobi cancer survivor has hope at last

Margaret is among many women Compassion CBO trained in 2015. She has survived breast Cancer 2 times.

New Womens Magazine for Cameroon

The first edition of the Women for a Change Magazine is now available.

News, Interviews and Blogs

Under-reported issues affecting women and children. Exclusive interviews, articles and blogs by Safe World Correspondents and Content Partners

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The Need for Victim Compensation Programmes - Pakistan and Globally

Globally, victim compensation programmes play a significant role in providing assistance to the victims of violence... however, in Pakistan we are lacking any such programme. It is high time to take serious note of the issue and develop a strong referral…
Lizzy and Victoria

Peace, Dialogue & the Ripple Effect: #RISING16 Global Peace Forum

Perhaps the most inspiring session for me came towards the end of the two days and was entitled ‘Bring back our girls – the forgotten victims of conflict’... We heard the CEO of International Alert, Harriet Lamb, and Victoria Nyanjura - who was kidnapped by…
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Olutosin Adebowale: To America With Love

Once upon a time in my country, Nigeria, there was a ruler who was dreaded by many... We resisted and said No to every oppressive action or word to any weak or voiceless Nigerian... This is the time to stand firm on what has held the world together - Love.
Berlyne Ngwalem Ngwentah

Berlyne Ngwentah: 'The Biggest Cheerleaders of Women are Women'

All the most prominent, biggest community and feminist movements to alleviate the sufferings of women and girls and support women’s involvement in education and leadership have been championed mostly by women...
Jen 9

Promoting Misogyny, Zenophobia, and Bullying... is.... Nasty

I cannot ever vote for anyone who promotes misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, zenophobia, homophobia... It would be a mockery of my life... dishonoring my elders who have endured the many injustices of racial animosity, my friends who've experienced the same...
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Women United for a Better Community in High Andean of Peru

“Women United for a Better Community” is a new group of grassroots women in the Ayacucho Region at the South High Andean of Peru, recently created by Estrategia, a National Grassroots women's organization. The grassroots women require to be heard and get the…


Tragic Stories of Pakistan Flood Survivors

By Khadim H Dahot - Sewa Development Trust Sindh (SDTS)


In the August 2010 flood, many lives were lost and many families were impacted and devastated in different places.

Tragic Story of 2010 flood affected families in the Village “Khawand Bux Bahalkani” U/C Dunyapur District Kashmore (Sindh).

woman-lost-eyesightMusmat Naz Khatoon, 53 years old, has been hugely affected by this flood, in the village Khawand Bux Bahalkani.

Musmat Naz Khatoon and her daughter, Bakhshul, 32 years old, have a very heart wrenching story.

Before the flood, they were spending their life normally, but after flood their life became dramatically changed.

Naz Khatoon lost her eye sight and now she is completely blind.

And her daughter Bakhshul was just a little disabled before the flood.

But after flood, she is completely disabled and all her organs are not functioning properly.

SDTS-flood-survivorNow she is fully dependent upon her family members, even for drinking, eating,and all other related work.

They are our beneficiaries.


Mr. Rafique Ahmed

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Mr-Rafique-AhmedAnother sad story of this village is related to Mr. Rafique Ahmed, 45 years old.

He was a normal man and a full-time worker as a  donkey-rider (as his source of income) before the flood, but after flood he had a big shock and became too panicked  –  thus acquiring a  serious illness: as a disease of “cancer”. 

Now he has a very miserable life –a silent life, because his organs are not moving properly; he is completely on bed rest by the doctors' suggestions.

Now he has no source of income.


A Tragic Story of 2010 flood affected families in the Village “Bagh Ali Bahalkani”

Mr. Soomar, age 60 years, of the  village of Bagh Ali Bahalkani, was a very healthy person before the flood.

In August 2010, the flood came, his three buffaloes were swept away by the flood.

Afterwards, suddenly he became shocked, so now he is in a very delicate situation.

His body has no muscle mass and he is in very weak position. Now he is seems to be a disabled person, and also he has no source of income.

Mr. Soomar was selected by VC for the shelter, so he is one of our beneficiaries.


Story from another village

Mr. Irshad Alim, aged about  28 years, of village Hairuddin Khan Bahalkani, before the flood he had a normal life; in August 2010, the flood came.

During the flood, there was forced migration, and a tragedy occurred to him.

His right leg has broken, while he was traveling/migrating to another place with his family members.

Still today, he could not be self-sustained from those injuries. So now, he is equal to a disabled person and he can not work his daily routine.

Along with Village Committee (VC) advice, we have selected him as our beneficiary also. We hope may be this help enable him to stand on his feet.

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