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Compassion In Kenya


Compassion CBO

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.

Field Partner News

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

Margaret from Kiambu Support Group

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.
Sewing Skills Trophy

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
FEMpads for freedom

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...

News, Interviews and Blogs

Under-reported issues affecting women and children. Exclusive interviews, articles and blogs by Safe World Correspondents and Content Partners

Beads of shame

The Beads of Shame, Girl Rape and FGM

TRIGGER WARNING: In Samburu culture, wearing red beads is a sign that a young girl is 'ready' - a moran (warrior) from her tribe has broken her virginity. When she is 11 years old, a moran from a different clan 'books' her. Next she undergoes FGM...

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,…
NGO Working Group

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..
Jo Cox memorial 2

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...
Homeless in London

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,…

women demonstrating in Egypt

Women in Egypt demand new representation

Statement by a Coalition of Women’s NGOs in Egypt demanding dissolution of 'old Council of Women' 


Logo of NGO's statement

Despite the fall of some of the pillars of the Egyptian regime and the stepping down of the former president of the Republic, the National Council of Women – established and presided by the wife of the ex-president – that never adopted any stand denouncing or condemning the violations perpetrated against the Egyptian people since the beginning of January 25th revolution intends to continue representing Egyptian women abroad in international conferences and meetings, specifically in the conference organized by the UN Committee on Women’s Status that will take place in New York by the beginning of next week.

This will occur while some members of NCW are accused of corruption and will be presented to the General Prosecutor for investigation.

The Coalition of Women’s NGOs in Egypt which endorses and supports all the demands of the 25th of January revolution and hereby ensures the full participation of women in all efforts related to getting rid of the previous regime, including all its institutions and symbols.

Therefore, the Coalition of Women’s NGOs declares the following:


Firstly: We refuse the illegitimate National Council of Women or its representation of Egyptian women and the feminist efforts in Egypt and confirm the illegitimacy of its representation in international events.


Secondly: We call for the rapid dissolution of the National Council of Women and the prevention of its leaders of benefitting from any authorities in representing Egyptian women internally or internationally.


Thirdly: We reconfirm the demand included in our first statement about the urgent need to establish through consensus among the national forces a temporary civil presidential council that will be responsible of establishing a temporary committee composed of women’s figures well known for their independence, integrity and efficiency, formed by consensus among women organizations and the Civil Society in order to represent Egyptian women at the local, Arab and international levels and ensure women’s participation in shaping the political life during the current period.


New Woman Foundation
Women and Memory Forum
Center of Egyptian Women Legal Aid
El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Violence
Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT)
Women’s Forum for Development
Alliance of Arab Women
Egyptian Association for Family Development
“Nazra” Association for Feminist Studies
“Ommi” Association for Rights and Development
“Heya” Foundation

Origin of statement: Nazra for Feminist Studies

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