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Compassion In Kenya

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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

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COFAPRI

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.

Asha Leresh

How Asha Survived the Unnecessary Cut

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Washing Hands to Improve Health in Rural DR Congo

COFAPRI organised handwashing sessions for school children and mothers in rural villages, with the aid of educational DVDs kindly supplied by Thare Machi Education. The word has begun to spread as neighbours are now prompting each other to wash their hands.
Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces Crucial for Women's Self-Reliance in Rural DR Congo

Increased security helps women become self-reliant and less financially dependent on their husbands. This improves the situation for the whole family and also means the women are less vulnerable to abuse.
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DR Congo: Men's Inclusion in Women's Empowerment Benefits Everyone

It remains very important within communities for men and boys to be educated regarding the rights of women and girls, including their proper, fair and respectful treatment. When the women and girls become empowered, it is the whole community that benefits.
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.

News, Interviews and Blogs

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

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The Need for Victim Compensation Programmes - Pakistan and Globally

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Peace, Dialogue & the Ripple Effect: #RISING16 Global Peace Forum

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Olutosin Adebowale: To America With Love

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Promoting Misogyny, Zenophobia, and Bullying... is.... Nasty

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Women United for a Better Community in High Andean of Peru

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Indonesian rape victim to be saved from Saudi execution

in 2009 Darsem binti Dawud Tawar, an Indonesian maid working in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death by beheading after murdering an employer who she claimed tried to rape her.

After a wide-spread public campaign, including appeals to raise 'blood money' on TV and Facebook, the Indonesian government agreed to pay the murdered man's family $533,000 in compensation.

A week ago another Indonesian migrant, Royati binti Sapubi, was beheaded after being found guilty of murdering her employer.

This time compensation was not paid and the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, publicly accused Saudi Arabia of breaking the "norms and manners" of international relations.

The Indonesian government is increasingly worried about the treatment of the thousands of migrants who travel to countries like Saudi Arabia and has announced a possible moratorium on sending migrant workers abroad.

However, for many families in Indonesia, working abroad is the only way to escape the abject poverty at home.

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Jakarta Globe reports

A Saudi Arabian court has ruled to release an Indonesian migrant worker on death row for murder after the Indonesian government paid Rp 4.6 billion ($533,000) in compensation for the crime.

“The compensation was paid by two officers of the Indonesian Embassy to a panel at the Riyadh government dealing with the case,” said Hendrar Pramutyo, an official of the embassy’s Citizen Protection Wing, on Saturday, as quoted by Arabnews.com.

“The payment of blood money is an expression of the Indonesian government’s commitment to protect its overseas workers at any cost.”

He said the Riyadh court had already decided to release the maid, who was currently being detained in the Malaz Jail.

“I am hopeful that the maid will be released shortly,” Hendrar said.

Darsem was convicted in a Riyadh court in May 2009 of murdering her Yemeni employer and was sentenced to death despite her plea that she had killed the man in self-defense because he had attempted to rape her.

In January, the victim’s family forgave Darsem and agreed to spare her, but only if she could afford to pay compensation.

Anis Hidayah from advocacy group Migrant Care said the diyat payment was “necessary” but should not set a precedent.

“It is ironic that Darsem had to pay for the crime she unintentionally committed to defend herself from being raped,” Anis said.

Darsem’s sparing came a week after the beheading of another Indonesian maid, Royati binti Sapubi, prompted to government to announce a moratorium on Indonesian workers heading to Saudi Arabia from Aug. 1.

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