On behalf of JERA International management, board, supporters and staff we extend a message of solidarity to women, girls and families in Samoa, Tonga, Indonesia, Phillipinnes and Vietnam. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We would like to acknowledge that in times of such crises, women and children are most affected. We call on authorities and those involved in the relief effort to address the special needs of women, children , those living with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS in their response and management of disasters such as tsunami, floods and earthquakes. We urge that any relief efforts take into account the sexual, reproductive and health needs of women and girls.
Carole Shaw, Judith van Unen, Vicki Stylianou