Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – May 4, 2015

Women Bearing Brunt of the Earthquake in Nepal

Dr. Renu Adhikari talks about the disparate impact of natural disasters on women, and how we can help make sure that the needs and voices of Nepali women are included in the reconstruction efforts.  Dr. Adhikari is an OB/GYN and founder of the Women’s Rehabilitation Center, a leading organization addressing violence against women, as well as the National Alliance of Women Human Right Defenders in Nepal.

Below is a list of women-led organizations that have asked for support for their long-term responses to the crisis. They are already mobilizing their communities to take action and welcome donations at this time.

ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood – Funds will go to support recovery efforts for Tibetan refugees, and other minority groups, in Nepal.


Mariposa and the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters

In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. Three years later she is still there. Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

We speak with writer/actor Julia Steele Allen about the play, solitary confinement and the work of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. CCWP will present the play Thursday, May 7 at Stagewerx in San Francisco and Sunday, May 10 at La Pena in Berkeley.

We’ll also preview upcoming women-produced films at the SF International Film Festival.


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