Trustee, Director of Field Partners Programme and Managing Editor
I believe with every fiber of my being that women deserve to be treated with as much respect, dignity, and fairness, as any man. There is no excuse for abuse; I've got my work cut out for me!
I am impassioned about women's rights, particularly on issues of domestic violence and reproductive health rights; whenever I learn about injustices in those areas, my blood boils.
That and the unabated violence against women globally, denial of agency over their own bodies, and obstructed justice are what drive me to work hard toward eliminating the suffering of women and girls.
As Manager of Field Partners & Managing Editor, I coordinate nearly everything to do with our many grassroots organisations throughout the world: first point of contact, application process, editing updates and blogs, and all-around communication. I continue to learn so much from our FP's; they help put things in perspective about what is important in life.
And I love that! They keep the light burning for me.
I am a California native-turned-east coast lover and resident, and have a bachelor's degree in Communication; but for a brief internship in corporate communications, I had not used my journalism skills for many moons until I joined the incredibly awesome and supportive team whom I refer to as my Safe World family. Now, I've come full circle and feel right at home with Safe World, where I intend to stick around as long as SW exists!
When women are supported and empowered, everyone benefits. I know I'm very fortunate!
- Global Family Planning - A Report on Women's Access to Contraception
- USA: Rapists Escape Prosecution - Backlog of Rape Kit Tests
- Bahati Valerie: Venturing to DR Cong's Remote War Zones - Interview with Bahati Valerie, part 1
- DR Congo: Working with Survivors of Conflict Rape and Their Children - interview with Bahati Valerie, part 2
- A Vision for DR Congo's Children - Interview with Bahati Valerie, part 3
- Tackling Child Marriage, Maternal Mortality & Poverty in Malawi - Interview with January Mvula
- One Woman's Quest to Empower Kenya's Women & Girls - Interview with Patricia Nafuna, part 1
- Part 2 - Patricia Nafuna - From Victim to Advocate for Kenya's Women & Girls
- Mike Domitrz - Why Can't Men Accept No?
- Crushed Dreams and Cruel Strangers - Kidnapped Brides Around the World
- Women with Disabilities in Northern Uganda
- Ignored and Hidden: Violence Against Women with Disabilities
- Haiti - Aftershock of Rape
- Worthless Daughters
- Trumped Up - the USA, Migration and Myths
- Volunteering to Change the World
- In Praise of Outspoken Women
- Trapped! No way home for trafficked people
- Human Trafficking - from Global to Local
- Challenges to Women's Health in the USA Continue
- Empowering the Grassroots - 'My work is in my blood cells'
- USA: Attitudes Towards Women
- USA: Are legislators so paranoid of being healthy - and empowered?