“In the last analysis, human security means a child who did not die, a disease that did not spread, an ethnic tension that did not explode, a dissident who was not silenced, a human spirit that was not crushed.”
— Mahbub ul Haq

Mahbub-ul-Haq coined the concept of security and classified it into categories of economic, food, health, environment and personal security. Haq outlines human needs for security, and in a world where these needs are not readily available, free, or equally distributed, conflict arises.

When looking at safety issues, it becomes important to consider what motivates persons to act in ways which threatens the safety of others. In a persons bid to attain self-actualization, there is an experience of survival of the fittest, which pushes people to fight or flee.
Conflict, in some cases, is a necessary interaction for development. And in most cases, it retains an animalistic selfishness, whereby one has to ‘overcome’ another in order to attain their need.
The concept of …


The SafetyReport: Data analysis on core issues affecting safety of girls, is based on data from six countries; Zambia, Tanzania, USA, South Sudan, Namibia and Egypt.
This data has been gathered specifically for the Research Paper by SAFIGI Outreach Foundation titled 'Safety Report: Core Issues affecting Safety of Girls in the DevelopingWorld'. This paper is a combination of seven scientific research papers on themes of general safety, sexual harassment, sexual policies, LGBT, cyber security, refugees, and machismo, respectively.
The data and research is focused on bringing to light core issues affecting girls in diverse regions of the world for the purpose of creating holistic solutions workable in multi-cultural settings given the worlds' rapidly evolving culture.
This study, therefore, is necessary to understand the multifaceted concept of safety and how it applies to the female gender in diverse settings. Furthermore, we explore how safety issues affects bot…


The 'Safety Report: Core Issuesaffecting Girls in the Developing World' is a joint research featuring findings from diverse geographic locations and cultures. There are innumerable factors making the world unsafe especially for girls, and we found it necessary to search out the cause of these vices, so as to create solutions for the root from which these problems stem. Therefore, we aim to prove that multiple vices can arise from a core issue and to at least start to resolve these vices, the source has to be addressed.
Our paper takes a gendered approach on safety issues and with each subsequent paper, we want to prove why this is important in solving safety issues for girls, which in turn improves wellbeing and livelihood for both and all genders. We base our overall theme on the Data Analysis conducted by SAFIGI (Data Analysis on Core Issues affectingGirls. 2017) in Zambia, Egypt, USA, Namibia, South Sudan, and Tanzania.

In the 'Safety Report…


A brief overview of Gender and Access themes during the 12th Internet Governance Forum at the United Nations of Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 December 2017.
“Inequality is culturally rooted and to solve it online, we have to solve it offline…” Hadassah Louis, Founder of SAFIGI Outreach Foundation and President of Digital Grassroots, said during the Day 0 conference at the CICG in Geneva during the session on Creating a World of Inclusion in Social and Economic Opportunities for Women from Developing Countries hosted by TechWomen.Asia.

The 12th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place at the United Nations of Geneva (UNOG) on December 18 to 21st, 2017. The IGF is an open and inclusive forum to promote multi-stakeholder dialogue in Internet Governance. 
IGF serves as an extra-budgetary project under the United Nations under the Secretary General and was conceptualized after the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) 2005. The first IGF forum took place in 2006, Athens.


Evelyn from Kenya: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Duke Sangara

This is the story of Evelyn for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Duke Sangara via UN Online Volunteers.

This is Evelyn, she is 28 years old. She is a social worker and volunteer in one of the local university in Kisii town, Nyanza province- Kenya.

Evelyn likes her family so much, for her family and community wellness comes first.

Every day she wakes up early in the morning, to prepare her daughter for school and herself to for work.

The young lady is ambitious that one day all her dreams and aspirations will be fulfilled to a level of self sustainability. But currently for what she has, she offers it back to society.

As most other women in her society, house chores are a priority since she understands that cleanliness is next to godliness.

As soon as she finishes washing clothes, she sweeps the compound and winds up on other house- based activities.

Evelyn is also an active campaigner against Female Genital mutilation and Gender based violence.

She prepares herself to head…

Clarissa from Brazil: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Clarissa Biscainho

This is the story of Clarissa Biscainho for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.

This is Clarissa. She is a versatile girl.

She is a Chemical Engineer and during the weekend, she works on research, which she is very proud of.

She also volunteers in a hospital, reading for kids.

She likes to exchange knowledge and experience with new people.

Travelling is one of her hobbies.

She also loves being with her friends and family.

And going out with her boyfriend. 

But mostly, Clarissa likes to try new experiences.

The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the roles, challenges, activities and duties that females in diverse communities face in their daily lives.
SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd, a volunteer-run NGO registered in Zambia, implemented EDAG in order to place a strong emphasis on positively redefining the role of…

Harim from Korea: Everyday A Girl

By Harim Lee

This is the story of Harim Lee for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.
My name is Harim LEE and I am 20 years old and from South Korea.

I’m really interested in women rights or other social problems regarding the minority. For this reason, I am in Yonsei Women Student Council and working for the rights for minor people such as the disabled, the sexual minority, sexual violation, etc. Today the council holds a seminar watching movie related with the issue of gender and sexuality.

After the movie seminar, the council carries out a meeting.

Finishing the all tasks, I’m waiting for the bus to go to my home.

For my school is very far from my hometown, I’m living with my university friend in Seoul. She and I talk with together everyday and share some concerns or daily events.  

The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the…