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S.A.F.E. is a Kenyan NGO and UK charity that uses the performing arts and community programmes to educate, inspire and deliver social change. We use mobile, high-quality street theatre to tackle some of Kenya's greatest challenges, including HIV/AIDS, violence, female circumcision, unclean water and environmental destruction.
Over the past decade, S.A.F.E.'s three teams across Kenya have made a considerable impact on the lives of women in Kenya through our unique development model, performing arts for social change. Using large-scale and accessible public theatre, we have educated women about the existence of post-exposure prophylaxis treatment to help reduce the risks of contracting HIV after rape; educated women about ways for mothers to not transmit HIV/ AIDS to their children during childbirth (PMTCT); challenged the ancient Maasai practice of female circumcision (resulting in an estimated 20% of girls in Loita now receiving an alternative rite of passage); and provided positive role models by having women in senior positions as part of S.A.F.E.’s staff and performances.
With our unique reach into the lives and minds of thousands of Kenyans, S.A.F.E. is able to use theatre and community programmes to improve the lives of women across Kenya. This ambition is realised through a number of distinct yet inter-connecting initiatives that examine and challenge a variety of issues: sexual violence and rape; gender inequalities; domestic violence; contraception and family planning; menstruation and access to sanitary pads. Our aim is to bring these issues into the realm of public awareness and discussion and to empower women to challenge the inequalities that impede the full realisation of their potential. We work hard to include men in the process of empowering women and creating lasting change.