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Safe World Field Partner in Kenya - Compassion CBO, was formed to eradicate poverty through education and sustainable development among women living in the slums and rural areas 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.

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

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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.

19-year-old SRHR college peer educators talk Feminisms

In most parts of our society, the word “Feminism” still remains a bitter pill for so many people to swallow, however, to Wfac’s college SRHR Peer educators, the ‘F’ word is about change, empowerment of all and transforming lives.
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Traditional Leaders Celebrate Women's Economic Empowerment in Rural DRC

“COFAPRI is an amazing organisation that is spreading far in the mountains of our villages where bigger NGOs... are fearing to reach... I have decided to offer them a trophy for encouragement." Mr. Cishugi, Traditional leader in Nyangezi
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Fempads Bring Freedom to Women and Girls in Rural DR Congo

FEMpads are made and sent by a generous UK citizen named Sharon Multani-colebrook. “Sharon has been a good mother for all of us... she is making our hearts feel at peace, feel loved." - COFAPRI member.
George Brook children

Eco-friendly School to Enable WYCF to Help More Children in Hillside Community

The new school will be built from lime-stabilised rammed earth. A technology proven in other regions of the world including East Africa, rammed earth is a cost effective, strong, durable, and environmentally-friendly construction method...

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Under-reported issues affecting women and children. Exclusive interviews and articles by Safe World Correspondents and Student Writers


Narges Mohammadi - Women Human Rights Defenders Are Heroes, Not Criminals

On September 28th 2016 an Iranian appeals court upheld a 16-year sentence for 44 year old Narges Mohammadi, a prominent human rights defender. Mrs. Mohammadi is a key member of the campaign for the abolition of the death penalty in Iran, a lawyer by training,…
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Global Call for Women's Participation in Peace Processes #UNSCR1325

Marking the 15th anniversary of the women peace and security agenda, the letter signed by 254 organizations across 55 countries calls for Member States to provide details of the progress made in meeting political, financial and political commitments made…

Life in Perspective

In the big picture, I suppose one person passing on at the grand age of 94 shouldn't be a shock. But we were Dad's carers and he was a major part of our lives. In the last few months, especially, our days and nights pretty much revolved around him..
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Fear, Division and the EU Referendum

We need to re-evaluate our political system; it is time we started challenging politicians to drop the fear and hate and instead develop a system of open honest debate about the much bigger issues faced by both our society and the wider world...
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The UK's Hidden Homeless: Vulnerable Women

Homeless services in the UK are just not effectively rising to meet women’s needs. A model of care tailored to the once male issue needs to be redeveloped, to ensure provision of female spaces and safe hostels, child support, legal action against violence,…
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Narges Mohammadi: On Trial in Iran for Defending Human Rights

Narges Mohammadi is mother of two and has been deprived of seeing her children for the past eight months... In order to put pressure on this political prisoner, all her medicine was taken away from her upon her transfer to her ward and she has been deprived…


Award Winning Human Rights Attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh on Day Seven of Hunger Strike in Iran

23rd October 2012

"I did everything in my power to dissuade her of this decision, but she was adamant," Reza Khandan, Nasrin's husband.

Nasrin Sotoudeh - Iranian human rights lawyer, is also a mother. She is not able to hug her children and show them how much she loves them. Nasrin's children are ages 5 and 12 and by now they might sense that their mother will likely remain in prison, as they grow up without her. They probably don't understand the logic behind her being in prison, as most of the people that become aware of her grave situation don't either.

Her husband reports that, on day six of the hunger strike, she is very weak and does not look well:

"Even without a hunger strike she has lost so much weight and is so weak that she is unrecognizable to those who have not seen her for a while… and now this."

Back in January 9, 2011, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was sentenced to five years in prison for 'violating the Islamic dress code (Hejab)' in a filmed acceptance speech in 2008, in which she was accepting a Human Rights Prize by the International Committee on Human Rights. Five years were added to the sentence for 'acting against the national security of the country' and one year was added for 'propaganda against the regime'. The fact is that she remains imprisoned for staying true to her profession and for defending her clients.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran says the 'UN Human Rights Council Should Act to Address the Crisis. The ICHRI also says that Nasrin has 'reportedly been tortured in prison in order to force her to confess to crimes that she is innocent of'.

Under the concept of a fair trial, the key point is to have access to lawyers and this is not being practiced. It is routinely being violated.

Article 168 of the Iranian constitution states: 'All political prisoners are afforded right to a jury trial and must be public'. explained Human Rights Lawyer, Mehrangiz Kar, when discussing Ms. Sotoudeh's case.

Ms. Kar also added "When there is not a jury during the trial, that trial is not legal even under the Islamic Republic's structure. This has been routinely violated since the 2009 elections.... She always followed the law, made sure that her speeches were free of slogans and concentrated on what is lawful. She stayed within the boundaries of law".

Related Article: An Iranian angel in jail - Mehrangiz Kar talks about Nasrin Sotoudeh

Human rights activists world wide have joined in to bring awareness to Nasrin's cries for help. To show their solidarity with this incredible woman, they have been organizing "Tweet Storms" which began Friday, October 19 at 1 p.m. EST and continued throughout the weekend. They are using the hashtag is #IamNasrin. According to the organizers of the 'Tweet Storm', "The goal is to encourage media, journalists, bloggers, reporters, lawyers, mothers, women's rights groups, human rights activists, groups, and concerned citizens to stand in solidarity with Nasrin. Social media plays a very important role in consciousness-awareness raising. We should all do our parts to be Nasrin's voice because hers has been silenced. The Regime in Iran must be held accountable for its crimes against humanity".

A special Facebook event page  - "Tweet Storm for Nasrin", has been created to keep activists and the public informed of Nasrin's condition as she battles the brutal conditions of her imprisonment.

Event Info: Tweet Storm for Nasrin

Petition to Free Nasrin