With support from the Advocacy Project, NEFAD is helping women in rural Nepal tell the story of their experience with enforced disappearance through creating an advocacy quilt.
For more about the quilters, click here.
This project addresses a number of issues that families of the missing have identified as their primary concerns:
Truth and Memory: It gives women a platform from which to honor the memory of their disappeared husbands, and to speak out against the ongoing injustice of being denied the truth about their loved ones’ fate.
Livelihood: It trains women in a marketable skill that will help them earn a sustainable income. For many women, their husband was their family’s primary breadwinner, and many families of the disappeared continue to face challenges paying for school, health care, and other daily costs of living.
Support: It provides women with a communal space for support and solidarity with others who have experienced a similar loss.