Introducing Safe, a new digital magazine focused on ending sexual violence
26 November 2013
This week to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Safe magazine featured UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé as one of 50 global heroes who is stopping sexual violence against children. The magazine cites Mr Sidibé leadership in raising awareness about the intersection of HIV and sexual violence.
Safe magazine is supported by Together for Girls—a public-private partnership focused on ending violence against children, particularly sexual violence against girls—and is the first digital magazine designed to help stop sexual violence around the world. The magazine shares stories of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and offers tips on how readers can protect themselves and their children. It also highlights how individuals, NGOs, national governments and communities are working to stop violence.
“In the last year and a half, we’ve seen an uproar against sexual violence like never before,” says Together for Girls Director Michele Moloney-Kitts. “From Delhi to Steubenville, it’s been incredibly encouraging to see unprecedented responses to cases of sexual abuse.”
The premiere issue with Olympic Gold medalist Kayla Harrison on the cover features 50 heroes—from government leaders to media moguls, scientific researchers to queens, survivors to rappers—who have also helped halt sexual violence against children. The list includes survivor and advocate Somaly Mam; former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; author and activist Eve Ensler; actress Jane Fonda; and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director of Programmes Geeta Rao Gupta.