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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.

Sarah Shourd talks to Amnesty International in London

Sarah Shourd talks to Amnesty International

London, June 2011

"Shane and Josh are in extreme isolation..."

On Sarah Shourd's recent media tour to London, coordinated by Safe World, Sarah was invited to the Head Office of Amnesty International Secretariat, to talk to Amnesty's Iran specialist, Drewery Dyke.

"Shane and Josh are in extreme isolation…

They are very cramped and the light is constantly turned on…

They have never met privately with their lawyer.

There was one particular incident when Shane was badly beaten – he was trying to help Josh…

Shane kept saying ‘where’s Josh?’ and the guard would throw him against the wall.. until the back of his head was sore and bloody.

They’ve been there for nearly two years and they still haven’t been convicted of anything.

When I met with President Ahmadinejad (in September) he promised to pass on to the judiciary his recommendation for expediency and leniency."


Amnesty International - Human Rights Now - Middle East & North Africa, Prisoners and People at Risk