Protect 500 Vulnerable Women and Children in Nepal

by The Advocacy Project


The Advocacy Project is seeking $15,000 to support women and children in Nepal who have been impoverished by the quakes and bypassed by the relief effort. Working through experienced Nepali civil society partners, we will provide reproductive health care to 300 rural women; take 20 children out of work in brick kilns; and support up to 200 widows of those who disappeared in the war. We will deploy three American graduates - "Peace Fellows" - to help manage the funds and report back to donors.
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This project will focus on three communities that have been badly affected by the quakes. First, rural women who suffer from the scourge of uterine prolapse and are finding it hard to obtain health care, particularly in inaccessible quake areas. Second, children as young as 8, who will be forced into exhausting and dangerous work in brick kilns to meet the demand for bricks and new housing. Finally, families of the disappeared whose hopes of securing justice have been put on hold by the crisis.


Our Nepali partners will mix emergency relief with prevention. Care Women Nepal will organize a health camp in Dhankuta for 300 rural women and refer those with prolapse for surgery. CONCERN will identify 20 children at risk from work in kilns and place them in school for a year. NEFAD will provide $20 of support to 200 families of the disappeared, helping them to meet basic needs and remain engaged in the campaign for justice. These organizations are able and determined. They will make it work.

Long-Term Impact

We have two long-term goals. First, these 500 families will never again sink back into poverty. Second, other Nepalis must benefit from these innovative approaches. This will require a sustained effort, led from Nepal and supported from Washington. We will continue to send Peace Fellows to help our Nepali partners strengthen their organizations, publicize their successes and work with their donors. The best way to rebuild Nepal is to strengthen civil society - and we are in for the long haul.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Meet the Peace Fellows who will work in Nepal
Read about a Care Women Nepal health camp
Read of the despair of families of the disappeared
Life in the brick kilns - tough and dangerous

Organization Information

The Advocacy Project

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Sydney Capito
Washington, DC United States

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