Ciclone IDAI - Messed with one, messed with all!

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We are experiencing the upmost catastrophy in our history. We are a feminist group based on solidarity and we count on your solidarity. 
We are the Sofala Women’s Group for Sharing Ideas  - GMPIS (Grupo de Mulheres de Partilha de Ideias de Sofala) in Mozambique. Existing since 2014, we are a feminist network of community based associations, connected with the Worldwide Women’s March. We are smallholder farmers/peasant women, informal sector workers, women living with HIV, teachers, mid-wifes, lesbians, leaders of women’s associations in various communities affected by the cyclone. 

We confirm the studies saying that women and children are the most affected in natural disaster.  Our situation is very difficult, we are facing immense materials, physical and psycho-emotional damages.  The cyclone phenomena continues to threaten our lives.  Your support will go to affected women and their families via our associations.

Your solidarity funds will be directed to GMPIS’ 29 associations working in affected communities.  Funds management will be done by the network’s coordination committee presenting accountability and disaster update reports on the GMPIS Facebook page and on this platform. The funds will be received by ADS, a member organization of GMPIS that is administrating the groups funds. 
For administrative reasons, the GoFundMe account was opened by a GMPIS activist. The donations from the GoFundMe platform will be transferred to Heike Friedhoffs bank account, a member of the GMPIS. She will transfer the funds immediately to the mozambican account of ADS. That was the most suitable way we found, as it is not possible to register a mozambican organization on the GoFundMe platform. 

To get to know the activities of our group better, please access the following link: https://youtu.be/qkBiwkJnX8U
or our facebook site:

Latest updates: http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/sturm-idai-in-mosambik-die-angekuendigte-katastrophe-a-1258797.html 


Aereal assessment by UNWFP: 





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Informative note 7

Dear supporters, we would like to update you about our process: Finally we managed to transfer all the money to our mozambican bank account. The mapping of the affected areas is done and at the moment we are getting the quotations to buy the material that will be provided to the affected women and their families according to the prioritization that was done collectively. We hope to send you very soon pictures of the delivery of the aid. Thanks so much again for your solidarity!
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Informative note no. 6

On May 23 Gmpis Sofala was visited by the Dutch Ambassador! One of the subjects discussed with her were the cases of sexual abuse of women and girls in the emergency situation after the cyclone IDAI.
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Informative note no. 5

On the 11th of may 8 members of GMPIS came together to make the planning of the donations following the mapping and prioritization that was done in the city of Beira.
Today they are training women from other Districts affected by the ciclone where GMPIS has activists, to do the mapping and prioritization of the necessities.
We were able to transfer already more than 50% of the GoFundMe donations to the mozambican bank account of our group. In less than 2 weeks the transfer process will be completed and all the money can be invested to help the victims of the cyclone IDAI.
We´ll keep you updated here and on our facebook page. Thank you so much for all your support and "viva a solidariedade"!
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17th of april 2019

Informative note 4 - Women meet in assembly to define proposal for emergency and recovery of damages caused by the Cyclone IDAI

On April 5, around 50 women from GMPIS - Women's Group of Sofala Sharing Ideas and the World Women´s March/MMM from Mozambique met in an Assembly, in the city of Beira, with the objective of contributing to the definition of priority actions in the process of rebuilding their homes, communities, neighborhoods, as well as the economic and social infrastructure. The debates focused on three issues: to know what is going on in the lives of women after the passage of Cyclone Idai; what they are doing individually for recovery and their claims to government.

The list of claims is as follows:

1 About the mapping: women want that all women, including those with some kind of disability, to be identified in the mapping. They propose that women should be the leaders in the strategy for mapping, since they are the ones who best know the needs of families.

2. After the mapping: that part of the donation funds received by INGC are allocated to open (seasonal) emergency jobs eg city cleanups and rehabilitation. And that 75% of these places can be occupied by women. That there is commitment to monitor the reconstruction that results from the remunerations of this job.

3 Provisional feeding system per family: that together with monthly food kits are introduced: eg 3 kg of cereals per month per person, 0.5 kg of sugar per person, and successively for other products during a period to be determined as such as for 3 months.

4 Ensuring support for emergency response teams: professionals working in these teams - doctors, nurses, police officers, teachers - have been affected like everyone else by the ciclone: they have lost their personal assets and work equipment and, at the moment, they have the task of ensuring the care to recover, to restore the human being so that this human being continues to be useful for society. Women are asking for psychological support for this group and food kits and housing reconstruction.

5 Reconstruction of infrastructure and city: women demand that the city will be rebuilt observing recommendations for resilience to climate change, because studies indicate that Mozambique is vulnerable to climate change and the city of Beira is below sea level; by such, its vulnerability becomes even greater.

6 Families who have lost all or part of their housing: women are asking for urgency in support owith building materials for families who have lost homes or roofs.

7 Hygiene Kits for people in accomodation centers: Women who are in accommodation centers need a specific hygiene care kits (sanitary towles, soap, dietary attention for those who breastfeed, elderly and disabled women).

8 Combating violence against women: As a matter of urgency, women are asking the government and municipality to conduct a statistical survey to determine the level of violence that has occurred with women resulting from the cyclone.

9 Support for economic empowerment: women urgently demand the distribution of agricultural inputs, and support for subsidies to restore their means of economic empowerment (aviaries, stands and their products); a government intervention for those who lost their products of commercialization and had accounts to pay for their stands.

10 Women's participation in decision-making: that women be integrated into the emergency decision-making committees set up in the city of Beira and the continuation of dialogue on the emergency and recovery process.

The women's movement in the central region of Mozambique MMM and women's groups sharing ideias of the South and the North constituted a women's committee that could interact with the government and municipalities to continue contributing to the emergency and recovery as well as monitoring. This commission is formed by Maria de Fátima Tornecene, Benedita Amaral, Inês Chefinha, Linda Sidumo, Isabel Sebastião, Antónia Teixeira and Bendita Mboe and will be led by Inês Chefinha (829919608) and Maria de Fatima Tornecene (848005377).
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