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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

Asha’s luck came when Samuel Siriria Leadismo, the Director of Pastoralist Child Foundation and his team visited her village, creating awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual reproductive health....
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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

Globally, victim compensation programmes play a significant role in providing assistance to the victims of violence... however, in Pakistan we are lacking any such programme. It is high time to take serious note of the issue and develop a strong referral…
Lizzy and Victoria

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

Perhaps the most inspiring session for me came towards the end of the two days and was entitled ‘Bring back our girls – the forgotten victims of conflict’... We heard the CEO of International Alert, Harriet Lamb, and Victoria Nyanjura - who was kidnapped by…
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Olutosin Adebowale: To America With Love

Once upon a time in my country, Nigeria, there was a ruler who was dreaded by many... We resisted and said No to every oppressive action or word to any weak or voiceless Nigerian... This is the time to stand firm on what has held the world together - Love.
Berlyne Ngwalem Ngwentah

Berlyne Ngwentah: 'The Biggest Cheerleaders of Women are Women'

All the most prominent, biggest community and feminist movements to alleviate the sufferings of women and girls and support women’s involvement in education and leadership have been championed mostly by women...
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Promoting Misogyny, Zenophobia, and Bullying... is.... Nasty

I cannot ever vote for anyone who promotes misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, zenophobia, homophobia... It would be a mockery of my life... dishonoring my elders who have endured the many injustices of racial animosity, my friends who've experienced the same...
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Women United for a Better Community in High Andean of Peru

“Women United for a Better Community” is a new group of grassroots women in the Ayacucho Region at the South High Andean of Peru, recently created by Estrategia, a National Grassroots women's organization. The grassroots women require to be heard and get the…

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Egyptian Women’s Charter

During an event led by 500 non-governmental organizations in Cairo, a Charter was released listing the social and political demands of Egyptian women towards building a democratic Egypt.

Endorsed by over half a million Egyptian men and women, the Charter calls for women’s political and social representation, access to justice, a strong national women’s machinery, a review and redress of discriminatory legislation, commitments to international human rights conventions as well as the establishment of social and economic rights.

The Charter was announced on 4th June in Cairo at the event “Egyptian Women: Partners in the Revolution and in Building Democratic Egypt”, organized by the Alliance for Arab Women (AAW), Association of International Civil Servants (AFICS) and a coalition of Egyptian NGOs.

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EGYPTIAN WOMEN: PARTNERS IN THE REVOLUTION AND IN BUILDING DEMOCRATIC EGYPT

Egyptian women constitute half of Egypt.

They have been active in January 25th revolution and side by side with men they demonstrated in main squares of Egypt, they spent the nights on streets to make sure that the revolution will not be hijacked or stopped, they nursed the wounded, lamented the dead, chanted and danced when they became victorious and also cleaned the aftermath when they withheld the demonstrations.

They are still active in translating the slogans of the revolution: freedom, dignity and social justice to a reality in every Egyptian’s life.

They are still participating in all Fridays demonstrations in public squares confirming that democracy that they and men promised Egypt to achieve will be fulfilled soon.

They want to see the themes of the revolution Freedom, Dignity and Social Justice opening new opportunities for them to obtain equality and justice.

Egyptian women have agreed that the following are their demands which they will work hard to achieve but also demand others to join them in fulfilling them

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First: With regard to Representation of Women

Women should be represented in the committees that deal with drafting the constitution. Such representation should take into consideration their size in the population and their present and future role in building the society.

Women should also be sitting in all legislative committees and in all dialogue forums that discuss national issues.

Women should occupy 50 percent of the cabinet and should be in decision making positions in political parties electoral lists.

The new constitution should spell out clearly full equality between man and women in all spheres of life and the elimination of all sorts of discrimination against them.

The constitution should also state that the percentage of women should not be less than 40 percent in the parliament.

Selection for leadership posts and all positions should be based on qualifications and objective professional requirements and not on basis of gender.

Second: With regard to International Conventions

The Egyptian government should hold its commitment to all international human rights conventions including the convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against women.

Egyptian representation in International human rights committees should include women from government and non-government organizations

Third: With regard to social and economic rights.

Egyptian women particularly the poverty groups should have access to basic services to enable them to combine their roles at home and in society.

It is a shame that 40 percent of Egyptian women are still illiterate in the age of information and technology.

Without the use of technology the 25th revolution would not have succeeded.

Only 16% of Egyptian full time workers are female. In the current times of insecurity a preference can be observed to first support men as the “traditional breadwinners” in getting out of unemployment. Therefore now even greater efforts are needed to support women claiming their

economic rights. Women should have equal opportunities in accessing the labor market, credit, capital and skills training. At the work place women should face decent working conditions, prospects for advancement as well as security with regard to sexual harassment.

Fourth: With regard to legislation

All discriminatory legislation against women should be reviewed and redressed on basis of equality and justice. The Family Law in particular needs to be reformed to reflect human dignity and justice for all members of the family and protect the children

Fifth: Women and judiciary posts

Women graduates of law schools should have equal opportunity to acquire judiciary posts and climb the ladder up to being judges and in all branches and ranks of the system.

Sixth: Women Machinery

Egyptian women demand an executive ministry for women's affairs that can coordinate with all other ministries and ensure equal opportunities to all citizens.

Seventh: Media

A national policy should be formulated to reflect a positive image of women and to help create a culture with no discrimination against women.

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