Click to stay on this image and caption. AP has raised $3,000 to help 50 wives of the disappeared in Nepal remember their husbands by producing embroidered squares bearing the names of their husbands. The first squares were shown in Kathmandu on August 30, International Day of the Disappeared.
Click to stay on this image and caption. Merry May, an expert quilter from the South Shore Stitchers Guild in New Jersey, assembled this quilt from acrylic panels that commemorate Peruvians who died in Peru's dirty war (1980 - 2000). Merry's quilt went on display for the first time recently in New Jersey and will be exhihited again in September in Rockville, Maryland.
Click to stay on this image and caption. Students at the Tochi School in northern Uganda celebrated the construction of a new accessible toilet at their school on August 11. Over 1,000 attended the event. Staff and community leaders hope that the toilet will end bullying against students with disability at Tochi.
August 24, 2015
Naikap Village, near Kathmandu, Nepal: After years of being ignored, families of the 1,530 Nepalis who disappeared during the conflict in Nepal are being courted by two government commissions seeking to explain the disappearances, and promote truth and reconciliation. AP is supporting 50 wives through AP’s appeal for Nepal. Read more…..
August 19, 2015
Tochi School, Gulu District, Uganda: The opening of an accessible toilet for students with disabilities at this remote school in northern Uganda attracted more than 1,000 students, politicians and community members. Participants expressed the hope that the toilet would attract more students and create a more inclusive environment. Read more…..
July 27, 2015
Jitpur. Dhankuta District, Nepal: 1,005 villagers – mainly women – attended a health camp in eastern Nepal in July, aimed at screening women for uterine prolapse and other serious conditions. The camp was organized by Care Women Nepal and funded through AP’s appeal for Nepal. 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…..
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…..
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