Through multimedia communication campaigns, SafeHands puts sexual and reproductive health information into the hands of women and girls around the world to make informed choices regarding their bodies and lives. 

SafeHands was founded in 2003 by Nancy Durrell McKenna, an award-winning photographer and film-maker. Her mission was to ensure every pregnancy and childbirth was safe and do this through film and photography. 

“When women tell their personal stories, they have the power to spark change.” 

In 2019, SafeHands won the Centennial Anniversary Grant awarded by Zonta International for an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) project working with Hibo Wardere in the Waltham Forest area of East London. The projects ensure that schools have the support, knowledge and resources to protect the girls from FGM. 


The three main aims of NIA are:

  • Providing services for women, children and young people who have experienced male violence
  • Working to end male violence against women and girls
  • Inform and influence policy and public awareness.

As part of our ongoing support, the club members gift Christmas hampers to every women currently helped by NIA

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