▼日本語 Help access abortion in Japan for an immigrant girl

▼日本語 Help access abortion in Japan for an immigrant girl

From Taeko Karake

This fundraise is for Lily 22 yo Mozambique girl, 6 weeks of pregnancy by a rape and looking for an abortion and seeking independence from her abusive husband. Help her pursue a dream make tatttoo salon 日本語での説明が続きます⇓⇓

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about 1 month ago

Hi everyone, thank you very much for your donation. We collected almost half of the surgery fees around $700 from 12 people and she successfully received a surgery that is needed during November. i am very sorry for the late update. we are in the process of procecution and I really appreciate your support, my friends and seniors who encouraged this campaign

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(日本語は下に続きます。英語が最初になり申し訳ありません。)

My name is Taeko, a Japanese works for NPO supporting maternal and child health in Japan.

I'm fundraising for Lily, 6 weeks of pregnancy and looking for an abortion. She's 22 year old with 3 year-old son, raped by ex colleague of the US base, when she just started to look for a divorce and independence. I set up a page to support her new start financiallyy and emotionally, also I would like her to know that she's not alone but with people who are willing to support her passion as a tattoo designer.   

She came Japan after her family arranged her marriage at 16 to a man of more than the doubled age of hers. According to Gardian almost half of young mozanbique girls get married by 18. Lily and I met through our common friend in the earlier of this week (8th November) being addressed an emergent case, soon found out her pregnancy as of 9th November 2022.

We went to a clinic on 11th November 2022, she has no health insurance and no cash to be paid, no safe place to stay right at the moment.

She knows how children bring joy to our life from her own 3 year-old boy, and once considered to keep the baby regardless of her vulnerable situation - being jobless, divorcing with no child custody, her biopolar struggles. We really need to make this end and get peace back in her life, which has been lost after marriage.

What she needs:

- Abotion fees including medical check up 200,000 yen (=equivalent to 1600$ )

- Housing initial fees 150,000 yen (=equivalent to 1200$)

- Furnishing her work environment at her apartment 150000 yen (=1200$)

As any other country, Japan has a discriminative job market structure for women with no degreee from Africa or any other region. They face difficulty to get independence even a marriage got worsen because of that. So Roppongi is the one of the city attracing those vulnerables and give opportunity as waitress or an entertainer, which comes with the risk as she's currently to face and under with a significant power balance among the marginalized women and entertainment industry. 

At first I was seeking the financial assistance and Japanese crowd funding doesn't allow set an abortion campaign in the crowd funding market ( they said it is too personal ), adding to this, abotions pills aren't available in Japan so there's no way to depend on surgery which is cost more than 1500$ up to 8 weeks to 3000$ >12 weeks. Not available for young women especially immigrant woman who isnt on secure life base but also no public support except emotional care for unwanted pregnancy( some people convince to give birth).

The NPO I've been working for they are not able to deal with ending pregnancy. This is my personal and individual project to collect the financial support for who really really deserve it. We would like to plan a surgery before the end of this month and if we could get enough funding soon that means she can get medical care soon.

Any amount is very helping and we will be very encouraged and empowered. Please support her passion as a designer and new phase of her life.

(I will upload her design work picture soon!)

Thank you for reading and understanding her situation. Please help her to conduct her reproductive rights and restart a life to pursue her job to obtain independence.

If you have any question and message please email me at [email protected]

母子保健・子育て支援のNPOで働く日本人のtaekoと申します。

私が出会ったリリーは、3歳の息子を持つ22歳のモザンビーク人女性で、16歳で結婚し、日本に移住してきました。共通の友人を通じて、今週初め(11月7日)に急な相談があるということで対応したのが出会いです。リリーさんは、11月9日現在、妊娠6週目で、夫と離婚する予定でいます。今妊娠している赤ちゃんは彼女の元同僚に同意なしに妊娠させられました。彼女は友人以外の誰からもほとんど助けを得られない状態です。

日本には途上国出身に対する差別的な雇用構造があり、特に教育をうけていない女性が自立するのは困難です。

彼女が働いていた六本木は外国人女性にウェイトレスや芸能人として働く機会を与えてくれる街の一つですが、女性たちを利用する性産業や風俗業とのパワーバランスに直面し、リスクも伴います。

また、中絶薬も日本では手に入らないため、8週間までなら15万円程度以上、12週間を超えると30万円以上かかる可能性のある手術に頼るしかありません。若い女性、特に生活基盤の安定しない移民の女性には利用できないし、望まない妊娠に対する精神的ケア以外の公的サポートもありません(支援がないため結果的に出産するよう説得する人もいる)。

私が勤めているNPOでは中絶に対応することができません。これは、本当に必要な人に経済的な支援をするための、個人的なプロジェクトとして設立しました。今月末には手術を予定しており、このプラットフォームはいただいた寄付金をすぐに利用ができるのですぐに資金が集まれば、彼女は早く治療を受けられることになります。

どんな金額でもとても助かりますし、今後私が誰かを支援する場合、このような形でみなさんに応援いただけると継続的に活動を続けることができて、とても心強いです。

長文を読んでくださってありがとうございます。

どうか、彼女が生殖に関する権利を行使し、自立のための仕事を追求する生活を再開できるよう、ご支援をお願いいたします。

必要な金額:

中絶費用 15万円

離婚後の住居費用 15万円

フリーランスのタトゥーアーティストとして仕事をするために必要なツール 15万円

合計45万円

※日本のクラウドファンディングでは個人のための費用が集められないため、外国のもので立ち上げました。よろしくお願いします。

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Hi everyone, thank you very much for your donation. We collected almost half of the surgery fees around $700 from 12 people and she successfully received a surgery that is needed during November. i am very sorry for the late update. we are in the process of procecution and I really appreciate your support, my friends and seniors who encouraged this campaign

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