18th March 2011
Tohoku Region Pacific Ocean Earthquake Emergency Relief
‘Post-earthquake support project for women and children
The devastating earthquake which struck the Tohoku region of Japan has left over 10,000 people dead, while tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes with limited supplies to rely on.
For us, this event was a painful reminder of the sexual violence and consequent suffering which women and children experienced during their period of refuge following the Osaka/Kobe earthquake in 1995.
In order to support and protect the victims of the current disaster, and, in particular, women and children vulnerable to sexual violence, Polaris has established a project with objectives as outlined below:
1. Help protect women and children vulnerable to sexual violence by taking concrete measures and promoting relevant information at refugee centers
2.Help protect women and children vulnerable to sexual violence by making on-site doctors and volunteers at refuge centers aware of the above
3.Raise funds for women and children by encouraging citizens to donate to relevant post-disaster support organizations
For more information you can also visit our blog as well as follow us on Twitter:
※ Hash-tag for support for women and children in post-earthquake: #stopsv311
We very much hope you will be able to support this important cause – thank you.
‘Post-earthquake support for women and children’project - office
7 Post Box, Shibuya Post Office, Tokyo 150-8691
Polaris Project Japan ‘Post-earthquake support for women and children’project - office
TEL：050-3496-7615 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org