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Visiting Nepal one year after the earthquake: A reflection

Two Global Fund for Women team members—Margaret Youngs, Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific, and Eva Kolodner, Regional Director, East—traveled to Nepal in the middle of April to visit with Global Fund for Women’s grantee partners and see their work first-hand. This is their reflection from their trip on what life in Nepal is…

Your messages of support for women in Nepal

Messages of support for brave women survivors of the earthquake in Nepal have been pouring in from people around the world. We’ve received nearly 800 messages from women and men in 65 countries in less than one month—from Afghanistan to Ireland, Ecuador to Lebanon, Malawi to Cambodia. This tells us, once again, that the bold…

One year later: Women rebuilding Nepal

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, leveling entire villages and bringing destruction and devastation. Less than three weeks later, another 7.3-magnitude quake shook the country. The aftershocks brought landslides and new dangers, impeding survivors’ efforts to find loved ones, seek shelter, and rebuild. “A lot was lost in the dreadful event—more than…

Women survivors of the Nepal earthquake: A photo series

“At the end of the day, women will do what they have to do to survive.” – Lily Thapa, founder and director of Global Fund for Women grantee partner Women for Human Rights, Nepal At the end of June 2015, just two months after the deadly earthquake hit Nepal, photojournalist Alison Wright traveled to the…

Stories of survival: How three women are rebuilding their lives

SUN LAXMI SHRESTHA 34 years old, Thimi, Bhaktapur Sun Laxmi lost her home in the earthquake and now meets with other women to help with trauma in a safe space set up by Global Fund for Women grantee Beyond Beijing Committee. Sun Laxmi lost her home in the earthquake and now lives with nine family…