The Women’s Empowerment Network Invites You
to learn about and support a new
Midwife Education Project!
Please join us for:
Dorothy Granada’s presentation on:
Skills To Save Lives of Women in
SATURDAY MAY 5th
6:30 to 9:00
Slide Show, Talk
Folk Dancing and Dessert!
At the Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz
Sliding Scale Donations Gratefully Accepted
This is a Pilot Project with a goal of reducing death and illness of girls, women and infants in Nicaragua. This project will train and accompany 100 traditional midwives and their community health workers who live and work in the most remote areas of the Department of Matagalpa, where women are at risk for illness and death during the reproductive process.
Dorothy Granada, a former resident of Santa Cruz, has lived and worked as a nurse in Nicaragua for the last 27 years. She believes this project is well designed because the midwives and community health workers are given the support that they need. Dorothy says, “These women and men are heroic. Some travel 2 days, risking swollen rivers to attend trainings. To hear their stories of struggles to save lives of women is deeply moving and underscores the urgent need for this program.”
for more information contact: Julie Aguiar jaguiar [at] ecoact.org
cosponsors: Women's Empowerment Network, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz Women's Health Center, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and People United for Peace