A Safe World for Women

The Safeworld International Foundation (Safe World for Women) is a women-led not-for-profits organisation working with grassroots groups to promote the rights of women and children.

We believe that women’s empowerment and sustainable development are key to tackling the root causes of poverty and oppression, and will bring about positive social and economic change at a global level.

Location: Global
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2014


Safe World for Women is a women-led NGO working with grassroots groups to promote women’s empowerment and sustainable development, tackle the root causes of poverty and oppression, and bring positive social and economic change at a global level.

Through our website, the organisation highlights important issues impacting women and children, campaigns for rights defenders and profiles the work of grassroots organisations - Safe World Field Partners.

Advocacy and Collaboration

Safe World for Women is an advocacy organisation with a global team that uses the potential of internet technology to enable networking and collaboration around the world, with a particular focus on the grassroots. We initiate appeals on behalf of selected field partners and believe that locally-based groups are best suited to implement sustainable projects in their communities. We help potential donors identify often overlooked, but effective, grassroots organizations who are working toward women’s empowerment. Our platform can be used by funders, donors, philanthropists, and social investors who have the resources to support sustainable projects that can serve as good models for future initiatives.

A strong emphasis is placed on relationship-building. Many groups work in unstable regions. An emotional support network is often as crucial as providing practical support.

Farida Afridi – in the above photo, was brutally murdered in July 2012, following threats relating to her work for education and peace-building. Farida’s organisation, SAWERA, operates in the tribal belt of Pakistan, and is a field partner of Safe World. A Farida Fund has been set up by Safe World for Women, to help support SAWERA’s work, and there is a concerted effort to develop and expand a network of supporters globally.

Women and Children

An important part of the Safe World for Women advocacy work is to generate awareness and highlight the need for change and better integration of women and children in our society. Their correspondents report from the ground in their respective regions, and help keep supporters informed about local issues.

Safe World for Women amplifies the voices of young people, through a Student Writers Project – a platform for young people to write about issues that concern them and their communities.

Aiming to be the “new media” for women, Safe World for Women adds articles, interviews and news briefs to the site daily in order to inform and educate on women’s and children’s rights around the world.

Social Networking

Our work covers a wide range of issues, serving as a valuable resource for academics, researchers and the general public. Through its extensive social networks, Safe World for Women maintains a large and active group of supporters and is able to mobilize public opinion against discriminatory actions across the globe and stimulate discussion.

Safe World for Women continues to build its global network, helping to connect communities and groups working for women’s rights, encouraging trust, and breaking down cultural stereotypes. Doing so will inspire behavioural change through women’s social and economic empowerment and address root causes of poverty, conflict, human rights abuses, and environmental destruction.


The Safe World Community has recently been launched – a vibrant, interactive meeting place and discussion forum. The community brings together academics, writers and grassroots activists with supporters and partners of Safe World for Women. Valuable personal connections are developed between supporters and Field Partners. The Safe World Community also serves as an online office to help with effective coordination of volunteers in a friendly space and where potential new volunteers can find out more about working with the organisation. The community is essentially a learning place, where members can share knowledge and experience relating to women’s issues – breaking down barriers between gender, age, ethnic origin and culture.

Interview with Chris Crowstaff and Joanne Michelle

Discussion Forum

A Vote for Women is a Vote for Peace

Started by Christine Crowstaff Jan 24, 2013.

Poverty and Women's Empowerment

Started by Christine Crowstaff Apr 30, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by Jeanne Segal on December 5, 2011 at 16:26

Greetings. Wanted to share the news that we have launched a social media campaign to help lift women out of poverty by harnessing the consumer power of women shopping during the holidays. We're calling it Divas4Divas - Women Change the World. Shop Different. Here's the press release we sent out via CSRwire. Please help us spread the word! Thanks, Jeanne

Comment by Jane Mugure Muthee on December 9, 2011 at 19:13

Am working with poor rural women and young entrepreneurs in helping them lift themselves out of poverty through capacity building and micro lending.  We identify, design and strategize any income generating activities and help them towards profit gear.

Comment by Tonie Mutesa on April 11, 2012 at 22:43
Working with rural women in their transition from subsistence farming to profitable business
Comment by Sophia Hyder on June 1, 2012 at 16:09

I am also in the process starting a business which provides women enterprises in Bangladesh with greater access to information that meets market demands with respect fashion trends.  I am working currently working on my website which will initially start to sell handmade silk scarves from Bangladesh  - Please contact me if you are interested in hearing more about my business! 

Comment by Anna Garton on June 3, 2012 at 7:11

Hi Sophia and others!

I started a business 2 years ago today - Sidai that sells fairly traded goods by women for women through home events, fares and web here in Finland. I would be intrested in connecting up with producers directly to support women´s employment.

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