Click to stay on this image and caption. Artists from the LGBT community in India painted the squares for this quilt, Henna Pride. The quilt is one of several currently on display at the Artists and Makers Studio, in Rockville Maryland.
Click to stay on this image and caption. Palestinian children enjoy a summer camp in Nablus. The camp was organized by the Palestinian House of Friendship, a new AP partner. For more, check out the blogs of Peace Fellow Katie Conlon.
Click to stay on this image and caption. This young Vietnamese woman suffers from dioxin poisoning caused by the defoliant Agent Orange which was sprayed on Vietnam during the war. The Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disability, in Quang Binh province, is launching a project to support families affected by Agent Orange, with help from AP. Photo by Peace Fellow Armando Gallardo.
September 3, 2015
Bhaktapur, Nepal: 25 Nepali children are studying in school instead of working in the brick factories thanks to the efforts of CONCERN, an AP partner and advocate. The costs are covered by AP’s Nepal appeal through Global Giving and funds raised by American students. The 25 children are profiled on this website and include Rupesh Shrestha, 5. Read more…..
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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