About Safe

Founded in 2009 by Together for Girls, Safe is the first-ever digital magazine focused on the prevention of violence against children. It provides a platform for survivors, activists, researchers and policymakers to connect and share their stories. Together, we can create a world where children are safe, empowered and protected. 

Featured Posts

#Togetherfor10: 10 Things You Should Know About the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS)

Meet Ashleigh Howard Ashleigh Howard is a global health epidemiologist with expertise in violence and HIV.  She began her work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zimbabwe country office in 2011 focusing on issues of violence and gender.   Throughout her career, Ashleigh has worked closely with the Violence Against Children [...]

From Student to Mentor: How SWAGAA is Ending Violence in Eswatini with the Help of Youth Mentorship

  SWAGAA's mentor, Ndumiso Rolens Masuku, speaks with students from his Boys for Change Club - also known as “The Lion Kings”. Photo Credit: SWAGAA What Does It Mean to ``Act Like a Man``? If you ask a group of 9- to 14-year-old boys about gender stereotypes and what it means to “act like a [...]

Spotlight Tanzania: Recognizing #SafeHeroes

Here's to the every day #SafeHeroes. From a forward-looking UNICEF child protection officer to a courageous young survivor turned DREAMS Ambassador, from a tireless community advocate to a doctor working in a one-stop center, these unsung heroes show us that tackling global problems starts with individual action.

Recent Stories

5 Things We’re Reading This Week (March 16)

5 Things We’re Reading This Week - March 16, 2020 This week, as the world battles uncertainty in the midst of COVID-19, we saw an increase in coverage on how it can affect women in particular. Read below for five news stories that caught our attention this week: 1. Sexual Assault is a Consequence of [...]

5 Things We’re Reading This Week (March 9)

5 Things We’re Reading This Week - March 9, 2020 As part of a new series, Together for Girls will share five news stories that caught our attention for the week. This week, as the world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020,  we saw an increase in coverage of gender issues. Check out [...]

WePROTECT Global Alliance

About the Program A comprehensive assessment by the WePROTECT Global Alliance from 2018 found that online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) is the most insidious form of modern cybercrime and one of the most challenging forms of CSEA to prevent and address. WePROTECT founder Baroness Joanna Shields on Preventing Child Abuse and Exploitation @ [...]

Preventing Youth Sex Offending Behaviors

Expert's Take Editor's Note In Together for Girls’ #SVsolutions Spotlight series, we highlight effective interventions and programs that are truly leading the way to preventing sexual violence against children in every corner of our world. And while it’s crucial to know what works to prevent sexual violence against childrent, it’s also equally important to know [...]

Case Advocates Help Survivors Reach Services

Expert's Take Case Advocates Improve Uptake of Violence Against Children Services Across Different Service Delivery Points in Public Health Facilities By Lina Digolo, LVCT Health The uptake of health services by child survivors of violence is a growing challenge, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. A major factor contributing to this is the inability of health care [...]

Malawi Social Cash Transfer Program

About the Program The Government of Malawi’s (GoM’s) 2016 Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP), locally known as the Mtukula Pakhomo, is an unconditional cash transfer program targeted to ultra-poor, labor-constrained households. The program began as a pilot in Mchinji district in 2006. Since 2009, the program has expanded to reach 18 out of 28 districts [...]

Letter from the Editors

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Together for 10

Solutions Spotlight

Safe Heroes 

Safe Schools

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TfG Update

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Engaging Boys and Men 

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Gender Equality

Youth Voices

Every Hours Matters 

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Safe Heroes

Stories of extraordinary people working to end VAC around the world

VACS Updates

News about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS)

Survivor Voices

Showcasing survivors’ inspiring stories and celebrating their hard work

Solutions Spotlight

Highlighting global solutions to end sexual violence against children


Amplifying solutions to end sexual violence in - and through - schools

Together for 10

Celebrating a decade of the Together for Girls partnership