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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...
Women united

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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Rizana Nafeek is a young Sri Lankan immigrant maid who has been sentenced to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia.

She was left in charge of a baby, who choked to death, and Rizana was accused of murder.

Rizana was 17 at the time, couldn't speak the language & had an unfair trial...

Please write to His Royal Highness King Abdullah, seeking a pardon on behalf of Rizana Nafeek:


Salutation: Your Majesty

His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud,
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,
Office of His Majesty the King,
Royal Court, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: +966 1 403 1185


His Royal Highness Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud,
Minister of the Interior,
PO Box 2933,
Airport Road Riyadh 11134, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: + 966 1 403 1185

Copies to:

President, Human Rights Commission

President, Human Rights Commission,
Bandar Mohammed Abdullah Al-Aiban,
P.O.Box 58889,
King Fahad Road,
Building No.373,
Riyadh 11515,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: +966 1 461 2061

Saudi Mission to the UN

Saudi Mission to the UN,
UN Plaza,
10th Floor New York,
NY 10017
PH: 212 557 1525
Fax: 212 983 4895

If in the UK, copies to:

Saudi Arabian Embassy in the U.K

30 Charles Street,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7917 3000

If in the USA, copies to:

Saudi Arabian Embassy in the US

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Avenue,
NW Washington,
DC 20037

Main Number: (202) 342-3800

Consulate/Visa Section: (202) 944-3126

Medical Office: (202) 342-7393

After hour Emergency No: (202) 469-1700

Commercial Office: (202) 337-4088

Saudi Information/Press Office in the United States

Information/Press Office: (202) 337-4076

Open during regular business hours from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Closed for Federal and Islamic holidays.

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Rizana Nafeek - The Story

Sign the Petition to save Rizana Nafeek

"The death of a baby is one of the most heartbreaking and tragic experiences for anyone to go through. It is easy to want to blame someone.

To have a baby die in your arms is also traumatic for anyone of any age, especially a young girl, alone and far from home, without any support. And then to be blamed. And sentenced to death. This is beyond anything imaginable.

My heart goes out to the family whose baby died and my heart cries for Rizana. I implore the baby's father and His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to have compassion for Rizana Nafeek. As the only two people who have the power to save her, I appeal to them to act humanely and let Rizana return home to her family, whose hearts are also bleeding for the loss of their child."

Chris Crowstaff,
Founder, Safe World for Women.

Chris's baby son died in 2004.