Want to help others during the pandemic but don't know how? Here are four charities you can donate to to support others during this crisis.
April 10, 2020
You may be feeling helpless during these unprecedented times, but there are ways you can help from the comfort (or, now, discomfort) of your own sofa.
Below we have compiled a list of four US and French charities you can donate to and support.
In an effort to align the charities with our programming, these charities provide support to the most vulnerable women and to women’s hospitals, to the essential workers on the frontline, and to doctors supporting refugees.
In the autumn of 2018 and summer of 2019, Craig Spencer visited us to give two talks on his work protecting migrants and refugees across the world. Now, Spencer is fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic as an ER doctor in New York. Medecins sans frontiere are now on the frontline of both the refugee crisis and the pandemic. You can support them by donating here.
Our programming centres heavily on women’s rights, one of our most standout moments being when Ghada Hatem-Gantzer of La Maison des Femmes visited us as part of the CHCI Medical Humanities conference to speak about her women’s health clinic. You can now directly support La Maison des Femmes as they help the most vulnerable women during this crisis, and ensure women have access to abortion, at this link.
And if you want to learn more about how COVID-19 affects women’s rights, Columbia Law School is hosting a virtual events series on advancing human rights during the pandemic. You can find out more here.
In Paris, Serve the City Paris are working tirelessly to ensure those most vulnerable in the city are getting the food they need, as well as ensuring their volunteers have all of the PPE necessary to fulfil their vital roles. Donate to their Paris strand here. You can find and donate to their other strands here.