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Women's Lives, Women's Decisions: Supporting Affected Women to Rebuild After Katrina

Spearheaded by The National Congress of Neighborhood Women, a member of GROOTS International (described earlier), this project will identify grassroots women leaders from poor communities and partners (faith based activists, researchers, and planners) to engage with women who have had their lives disrupted by Hurricane Katrina and are now attempting to restore their families and communities. GROOTS has developed a kit for use by voluntary community researchers to help affected women record their stories and speak about their visions of the future and strategies for realizing these.

http://www.groots.org/members/usa.htm

For more information,contact: Shannon Hayes, The Huairou Commission, 249 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211,T: 718-388-8915, F: 718-388-0285, Email: shannon.hayes@huairou.org

Key words: US, grassroots, research, hurricane Katrina