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The Safety Report by SAFIGI is a two-fold Open research on 'Core Issues Affecting Safety of Girls in the Developing World.' The first part of the Safety Report is a Research Paper featuring 8 female researchers from 4 continents. The second part is a detailed Data Analysis on safety in 5 countries, which features responses from over 400 research participants on 3 topics including safety, harassment, and parents of children living with disabilities. This report guides our work at SAFIGI.




People interviewed


Research Papers



Special thanks from SAFIGI to the following contributors who contributed to the Safety Report:

  • Ahmed Mohamed Alaa El-Din [Egypt]

  • Alinne Lopes Gomes [Brazil]

  • Banji Moyo [Zambia]

  • Chimwemwe Chitambala [Zambia]

  • Chimwemwe Nyangulu [Zambia]

  • Dr. Christina Sisti [USA]

  • Hadassah Louis [Zambia]

  • Heba Elasiouty [Egypt]

  • Irene Mwaipopo [Tanzania]

  • Jean Yoo [USA]

  • Karin Temperley [Zimbabwe/Australia]

  • Katongo Musumba [Zambia]

  • Misumbi Shikaputo [Namibia]

  • Mwaka Mwandwe [Zambia]

  • Obed Katukula [Zambia]

  • Peter Yai Machar [South Sudan]

  • Reuben K. Mwanza [Zambia]

  • Shucheesmita Simonti [Bangladesh]

  • Steffica Warwick [UK]

  • Zandi Chipenda [Zambia]

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The Safety Report aims to understand the multifaceted concept of safety and how it applies to gender in diverse settings. We explore how safety issues affects people and how this causes a response that affects safety of girls in society.

We want to prove safety is intrinsic, and that vices in society stem from an intimate level of the human being before its manifestation. This way, when we create safety solutions, whether it be in a developing nation, conflict zone, refugee camp, or patriarchal society, the problem is resolved from a deeply rooted cause. Such that, we treat the disease itself and not mere symptoms.

  • This study included surveys from a combined 452 respondents from six countries. These countries include Zambia, Egypt, USA, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Namibia.

  • The first and widest survey pertained to Safety and Safety Education with a total of 327 respondents from Zambia, Tanzania, USA, and South Sudan.

  • The second survey with 105 responses was specific to sexual harassment in Egypt.

  • The third survey was about attitudes toward children with disabilities in Namibia, and for this we interviewed 20 parents.

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The Safety Report Research paper is titled ‘Core Issues Affecting Safety of Girls in the Developing World.' The paper starts with an abstract before focusing on subjects in the key regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. A total of 7 Research papers make up the safety Report (sans the introduction and conclusion), including:

  • The psychological effect of mass sexual harassment on girls in Egypt (P.24) by Heba Elasiouty.

  • Safety concerns in relation to social media: Growing up female in an increasingly digital world (P.45) by Karin Temperley.

  • Psychosocial challenges faced by parents raising children with physical disabilities in Oshana region (P.68) by Misumbi Shikaputo.

  • Gender-based violence and subsequent safety challenges experienced by Rohingya women (P.119) by Shucheesmita Simonti.

  • LGBT policies and overall safety in Brazil (P.141) by Alinne Lopes Gomes.

  • Silent voices‘: Violence against the female body as consequence of machismo culture (P.177)  by Steffica Warwick.

  • America‘s Public Policy on Sexuality: The Repression of Girls in Vulnerable Populations (P.208) by Dr. Christina Sisti.

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The Safety Report was made possible with the active support of UN Online Volunteers mobilized via

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