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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...



50 Years on: The Military Regime, Slaughter, and Torture in Brazil

Brazil is remembering the 50 years since the military regime which began on 1st April 1964 and continued until 1985. The political scene here is that we are facing people who want those dangerous times back....



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.

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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

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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.

Refugee 'Women on the Bridges' Along the Thai-Burma Border for Women's Day


Refugee 'Women on the Bridges' Along the Thai-Burma Border for Women's Day

By Mitos Urgel, Executive Director, WEAVE


Women Join Together in Multiple Peace Marches

Karenni-Site1Karenni Site1, Ban Mai Nai SoiOn March 8, 20112, WEAVE Foundation (Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment) celebrated women around the world for International Women's Day.

Together with our refugee community partners, simultaneous peace marches were held towards the bridges of Karenni Site 1, Karenni Site 2 in Mae Hong Son Province and in Umpiem Mai, Tak Province Thailand. Over 500 refugee women, young girls, children and men were part of this historic event.Karenni-Site2Karenni Site2, Ban Mae Surin

Standing at their respective bridges, they joined in solidarity with the rest women of the world in the "Join Us in the Bridge", the world's largest women's rights solidarity campaign to build peace and hope for our future.

Karenni-Site-1Karenni Site1, Ban Mai Nai SoiAnd as well, they called for an end to violence against women in areas of conflict, for women to have equal right in decision-making processes, and for women to have equal access to livelihoods opportunities and fair and just employment/income.

Honouring Karenni Women Leaders

Thramu-YumalayThramu Yumalay

We honoured two inspirational and highly committed Karenni refugee women leaders: Naw--SaramooNaw Dina, WSP Officer (right) and Saramoo Kumo (left)

  • Thramu Yumalay, our Nursery School Coordinator in Karenni Site 2 for her 19 years of service and dedication to early learning and development of refugee children, and
  • Saramoo Kumo, the Local Coordinator of the Women Study Program (WSP) in Karenni Site2 for her activism in advancing women's rights, she was with WSP since 2005.

Women as a Bridge to Peace and Hope

Art competition and essay writing contests focusing on the "roles of women as bridge to peace and hope" were also held.Childrens-ArtworksGallery of Pre-School Children’s Artworks, KNWO Office, Karenni Site2, Ban Mae Surin

As part of this month's activities, WEAVE Foundation's collection of pictures showcasing nursery school-age children's artworks and women refugees are displayed and available for viewing at the Karenni National Women's Organization's (KNWO) office in Karenni Site2, Ban Mae Surin, Thailand. The artwork display is part of WEAVE's fundraising initiatives to support the nursery school program on the Thai-Burma border.

Let's Advance the Status of Refugee Women

2012-IWD-WEAVEOn  International Women's Day, women around the world envisioned a peaceful world and a better future:
and so have we.

We believe that together we can.

WEAVE-2012-IWD-2We invite you to join WEAVE Foundation in advancing the status and the development of refugee and displaced women and children!