In 2017 SAFIGI Foundation undertook a data analysis on core issues affecting safety for girls in the developing world. We surveyed thirty people in Oregon, USA, to find out the level of Safety Education they had growing up.
Safety Education is the practice of internal and external safety; internal safety being peace of mind, heart, and emotions. External safety being the protection of the body, other person, and environment (SAFIGI, 2017).
The findings were evaluated by Dr. Christina Sisti below.
Written by Dr. Christina Sisti
The work performed by the researchers at SAFIGI (Safety First For Girls) was comprehensive. The choice to use a small, diverse group of people from Oregon was important to the outcome. Oregon’s median mirrors the United States median in age, gender, and education. The responses in this research study reflect the views of the average person in America.
The findings in the study are relevant to the needs of the society. Americans have a rudimentary understanding of safety. Education cognizant of the types of violence, how to report and protect, and cultural forms of violence will lead to a decrease in misinformation. Violence and evil are housed in ignorance. Creating a curriculum focused on creating an awareness of safety boosts a society’s overall health.
A society which is robust prospers. Prosperity is rooted in economic, social and education equality. Safety education is the foundation of equality because once all members of society are safe, then all members are productive. Vulnerable members of society who live in fear, are discriminated against, or lack access to safety education remain in a sub-class.
Once the barriers to safety and equality are removed those in vulnerable populations can be a part of society by sharing their culture and abilities. Innovation comes from those who are free to think differently.