Alison Long (Afghanistan)


Alison Long (Afghanistan)

Alison Long (Omid, Afghanistan): In 2000, Alison earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Princeton. She spent a year in rural Vietnam teaching English. Alison returned to the U.S. and taught at a small school in New Jersey before relocating to DC. At the time of her fellowship, Alison was pursuing her master’s at School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC, in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs, with a concentration in women's rights and gender issues. While at American University, Alison interned at Disabled Persons International (DPI) and served as a research assistant for human rights professor Julie Mertus. Alison is also the 2006 recipient of the School of International Service's Brady Tyson Award for Excellence in the Area of Human Rights.



06 Aug

“Once a teacher…” (Part II)

Less than a week after I first visited the shelter—armed with 12 textbooks, 12 notebooks,

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Posted Aug 06, 2006

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27 Jul

The Shelter (Part I)

Sabreea, Kareema and NarziaOruj Learning Center is currently a member organization of the Afghan Women’s

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Posted Jul 27, 2006

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20 Jul

The World of an Afghan Ministry: Through the Looking Glass

Officially, when the Afghan government agrees to register a school, the former becomes responsible for

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Posted Jul 20, 2006

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05 Jul

Khub astom, tashakur.

Just over one week ago, two Afghan women, who have been living in Finland for

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Posted Jul 05, 2006

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27 Jun

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the bazaar…

Since I left the United States three weeks ago, I’ve certainly gone through my share

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Posted Jun 27, 2006

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21 Jun

It’s all connected

This morning, Sadiqa and I attended the monthly meeting of Afghan Women’s Advocates Team (AWAT)

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Posted Jun 21, 2006

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13 Jun

Consider this your orientation

The first meeting with my new supervisor, Sadiqa Basiri, happened by chance. Because her phone

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Posted Jun 13, 2006

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07 Jun

The Sounds of Kabul

After one week in Kabul, I can now tell the difference between: A gunshot and

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Posted Jun 07, 2006

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02 Jun

White Eyes

I arrived in Kabul only one day after the riots, which were ignited by an

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Posted Jun 02, 2006

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30 May

One Step Closer to Kabul

Our two day layover in Dubai was a time to which we all looked forward.

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Posted May 30, 2006

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20 May

One Week Until Departure

I leave in exactly one week for Kabul, Afghanistan. I’m so very excited, but also

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Posted May 20, 2006

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10 May

Hearing the News From Kabul

This past Sunday afternoon, a friend of mine who works for an NGO in Kabul

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Posted May 10, 2006

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