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Compassion In Kenya


Compassion CBO

Compassion CBO, was formed to eradicate poverty through education and sustainable development among women living in the slums and rural areas of Kenya and to rehabilitate orphans and vulnerable children.

Survivors In DR Congo



COFAPRI is registered in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo The organisation empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock.

Grassroots 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....

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.
Towards womens empowerment

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...
Jen 9

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…

LinnetRemoving debiltating infestation of 'jiggers' (parasitic insects) from the feet of children in Kaabong, Karamoja, in north-east Uganda.

I first joined Safe World for Women in December 2011, as Volunteers Coordinator, after graduating in Politics from Lancaster University.

From March to September 2012, I initiated and pioneered the very successful Safe World Student Writers Project, as Student Liaison Officer - processing applications and coordinating student writers.

I subsequently spent a year at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and qualified with an M.Sc. in International Politics and, on my return to the UK, again helped out as Administration Assistant to the Trustees of Safe World for Women.

In January 2014, I travelled to Kaabong in Karamoja, a remote, poverty-stricken warrior region in north-east Uganda, bordering Kenya and South Sudan. I lived for six months as an intern with a grassroots organisation, AWARE Uganda - Field Partner of Safe World for Women, helping out with general duties, grant applications, and also writing regular blogs for publication on the Safe World website.

In July 2014, I was appointed as Executive Assistant to Chris Crowstaff, founder and Trustee of Safe World for Women. My general duties include helping to prepare the annual accounts, filing and record-keeping, writing copy for the website and training a successor as Student Liaison Officer.

AntiFGM-seminar-10Presentation of certificates after anti-FGM seminar. Githogoro slum, Nairobi.In January 2015, I set off to volunteer in the slums of Nairobi with Compassion CBO - another Safe World Field Partner, which is where I'm still based.

I am very grateful for the varied experience I have gained with Safe World for Women which I feel sure has prepared me for a future career working overseas in international development - and has certainly provided me with valuable insights, fed my passion for women's rights issues, and brought many treasured friendships.



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