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What do we want for our daughters?

Cs daughter and Ugandan friends

On the 3rd July this year (my daughter's birthday), I will be at Covent Garden in London because Safe World for Women has been short-listed by the prestigous internet organisation - Nominet - for an award for 'Doing Good Online'.

The Digital Divide - Does it Matter? - #nia2014


A UNESCO report estimates that 200 million more men than women are online. The gender gap is due to various factors: chiefly a combination of cultural and economic. In developing countries, there is a 16 percent gender gap in internet access, compared to 2 percent in developed nations.

Chris Crowstaff: The Vision Grows

Chris Crowstaff with the Austrian Ambassador the UN

In our mass movement for global change, it is of course important that we also connect with grassroots groups in the ‘developed’ world.

And, importantly, regional groups need to be able to connect with each other across the oceans, learn from each other and share common challenges, to build bridges of understanding and empathy between women from diverse cultures.

Where Silence Rules and Schools are Bombed


On Friday 7th September 2012, a girls school was blown up in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province in northern Pakistan. Two days later, another girls school was destroyed in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), also in northern Pakistan, about 100 miles east of the previous attack...