Dr. Janna Rehnström, one of Dr. Fuchs’ longtime friends and collaborators, has helped establish a fund in memory of Anna-Riitta and her husband & colleague Fritz. Dr. Rehnström heads the KOTA Alliance. KOTA is an incubator and co-working space in New York City for not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, and women-owned businesses whose global mission is to improve and empower women’s lives.
The interest from the endowment will be used to support small and medium-sized organizations under the Kota Alliance umbrella, primarily those working for reproductive health and the education of girls in a global context. With the first payout from the fund, the organization Aware Girls (www.awaregirls.org), a Pakistani organization whose founder is now in New York, was chosen as the first recipient of the residency at our offices in New York. Together with KOTA they are taking steps to strengthen the organization in Pakistan, as well as work among South Asian immigrants in the New York area. The organization was the first one in Asia to establish a hotline for safe abortion, among many other accomplishments.
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