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.
- The Global Fund for Women – Funds will go to support grassroots women’s groups in Nepal to assist women and girls impacted by this disaster.
- The Nepal Women’s Fund (TEWA) – Funds will go to support community needs assessments and to mobilize grassroots women’s groups to rebuild and strengthen rural areas of Nepal.
- The Women’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC Nepal) – Funds will go to support essential services and infrastructure to women most in need, including new mothers and pregnant women.
- Women’s Awareness Centre Nepal (WACN) – Funds will go to support recovery efforts for Indigenous women in rural areas of 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.