Click to stay on this image and caption. Durga Shrestha, right, is one of the 1,530 women who lost family members to disappearances during the conflict in Nepal. AP's partner, NEFAD, is helping wives like Durga to remember their loved ones through embroidery, using funds from AP's Nepal appeal. NEFAD's founder, Ram Kumar Bhandari, left, coordinates the project.
Click to stay on this image and caption. These young women were among 1,005 Nepali villagers screened for uterine prolapse and other ailments at a recent health camp organized by Care Women Nepal in eastern Nepal. The costs were covered by AP's appeal for Nepal. Read our coverage by clicking on the news bulletin, below left, and the blogs of Peace Fellow Maya Washington.
Click to stay on this image and caption. AP's Nepali partner CONCERN is taking 25 children out of the brick kilns and placing them in school, with funding from AP's appeal for Nepal. An AP team visited some of the children in the district of Ramechhap, pictured left. Read the blogs of Peace Fellow Joty Sohi.
July 27, 2015
Jitpur, Nepal: Over a thousand Nepali villagers, mainly women, visited a 2-day health camp in the mountains of eastern Nepal, to be screened for uterine prolapse and other serious conditions. The camp was organized by AP partner Care Women Nepal and attended by APl. Read more…..
July 13, 2015
Potocari, Bosnia: BOSFAM’s memorial quilts provided a dramatic backdrop as the former US President Bill Clinton joined other dignitaries to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide on July 11. Mr Clinton urged the world to never forget or repeat Srebrenica. Read more…..
July 7, 2015
Srebrenica, Bosnia: Weavers from the Bosnian women’s group BOSFAM will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on July 11 with a powerful exhibition of quilts that carry the names of over 350 massacre victims, including their own relatives. Read more…..
June 22, 2015
Lima, Peru: Acting on information from the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF), an AP partner, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances had called on the government of Peru to clarify the fate of over 15,000 Peruvians who disappeared during Peru’s dirty war against terrorism. Read more…..
June 17, 2015
Washington DC: Anna McGuire, 12, is collecting spare change to support AP’s appeal for Nepal and take Nepali children out of the brick kilns. Anna began her campaign with 3,900 pennies. Read more…..
June 9, 2015
Washington DC: AP is deploying ten Peace Fellows to community-based partners this summer. Five Fellows will tackle the legacy of war in Bosnia, Peru, Mali, Nepal and Vietnam. The rest will work for women and children in Nepal, Morocco, Palestine and Uganda. Read more…..
June 1, 2015
Washington DC: AP has launched a new appeal for three Nepali partners on Global Giving. The money will enable Care Women Nepal to organize a health camp for rural women. CONCERN will rescue children from brick kilns. NEFAD will support families of the disappeared. Read more…..
April 29, 2015
Washington DC: AP is seeking funds to help three civil society partners respond to the devastating earthquake. AP has sent 35 Peace Fellows to Nepal since 2003 and built strong partnerships. Read more…..
March 31, 2015
Gujarat, India: Artists from the transgender and gay community in India are appealing for an end to discrimination through a spectacular quilt called Henna Pride. The quilt went on display recently for the first time at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. Read more…..
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