Our History

SafeHands was founded in 2003 by the photographer and film-maker Nancy Durrell McKenna, who still leads the work of the charity. For the past 15 years, we have worked in partnership with leading international NGOs, multilateral agencies and governments to transform the lives of vulnerable people in over 20 countries. Our “The Cutting Tradition” film, narrated by Meryl Streep, was awarded ‘Best Direction’ at the Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival 2010 and ‘Best Documentary’, at the Victoria Independent Film Festival 2010.

Reaching Her Potential - 17/18 Annual Report

Learn more about the work of SafeHands. Take a look at our most recent Annual Report - Reaching Her Potential: Improving reproductive health one story at a time…