Nasrin Sotoudeh is an imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer, widely respected for her efforts on behalf of juveniles facing the death penalty and for her defense of prisoners of conscience.
Just last year, 440 schools were reportedly destroyed by militants, out of which 130 were girl’s schools.
Yet there is very little mainstream media coverage of these shocking incidents. NGOs and journalists are not safe in the region, and receive frequent threats, as do locals who speak out.
Safe World for Women is an award winning women-led not-for-profits organisation working with grassroots groups to promote the rights of women and children.
As a multifaith movement for social justice and equality, it is our fundamental belief that a more humane and caring world is possible.
The Safe World Community is a social movement to build a safe world for women.
A place to develop new connections and new friendships.
To learn about each others' lives and to look at how to support and empower those around us.
A place where together we can build a safe world for all.
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They deal directly with issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, conflict, rape, child marriage, child labour, access to education, social and cultural exclusion, isolation, marginalisation, and stigmatisation.
"Our underlying principle is that grassroots groups are best-placed to bring about behavioural change in a culturally-sensitive and sustainable way, through their established relationship with local leaders, schools, communities and beneficiaries, and local knowledge.
Through working with locally-based groups, we can help to make sustainable changes in a culturally-sensitive and empowering way.
Please help us to help others!" - Chris Crowstaff, Founder, Safe World for Women
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Started by Selestine Otom in Grassroots May 15.