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Grassroots Men and Children Speak Out - Women's Empowerment is Progress for All!

“COFAPRI is truly giving power to our wives, daughters, and our sisters and girls in our villages here. This helps them primarily, but it also helps us all with our families." - Bukanda Isaac, DR Congo.



Children's Education in Sierra Leone - Overcoming Challenges

Wurrie Kenda has grown up in Kroo Bay without any education. She is now at the Community School and is learning quickly. It is children like Wurrie that make WYCF's school such a special place....



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.

World News

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

Field Partner News


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...

Alliance News


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.

Week Of Action: One Million Voices For Shane And Josh

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal

Week of Action: One Million Voices For Shane And Josh

The week leading up to their trial in Tehran, join an international week of action to free the two American Hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal.

In 2009, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, along with Shane’s fiancée Sarah Shourd, were arrested along an unmarked stretch of the Iranian-Iraqi border.

While Sarah was released in September 2009, the two men are falsely accused of espionage and could face many more years in prison if convicted.

One Million Voices for Shane and Josh is an international call in blitz on the Iranian Interests section in Washington D.C..

We will remind the Iranian government that the whole world is watching and want Shane and Josh's  immediate release to their family.

Shane and Josh are expected to face trial on July 31st, 2011 the two year anniversary of their detention.




Ring the Iranian Embassy - week of JULY 25th, 2011

USA - The Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington D.C. at (202) 965-4990

Outside USA - Ring your local Iranian embassy

Leave this message

“I am a supporter of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. I know that the two are not spies and urge you to release them and allow them to travel home to their families tomorrow.”

Please remember to remain polite and respectful.



Email this call to action to your friends, contacts and list-serves you are a part of.

Ask organizations you know to encourage their membership to participate.

Change your Facebook and Twitter status to encourage your friends to participate.

Organize an informal event at your home, workplace, community center making phones available for your community to call from.


The campaign will only know if they have reached the goal of a million phone calls if you let them know you have done your part!

If you take action for Shane and Josh, please email and let them know about it!