Johanna Paillet (Cameroon)


Johanna Paillet

Johanna Paillet (Vital Voices in Cameroon): Johanna is from Montpellier in the South of France. She received her undergraduate degree from Mills College, and also earned a Baccalauréat at the Lycée Français in San Francisco. Johanna worked as a counselor for youths-at-risk in San Francisco. She also served as a rape counselor for Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR), an Oakland-based non-governmental organization. Johanna has also attended the Academy of Art University where she specialized in documentary photography. At the time of her fellowship, Johanna was pursuing a Masters degree in International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Johanna has been extensively involved with the National Model United Nations. After her fellowship, Johanna wrote: “The fellowship has confirmed my desire to work as a development practitioner.”



31 Aug

Last Days in Douala: Coming Full Circle

Coming back to Douala on the night of 15th of August strangely felt like coming

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Posted Aug 31, 2009

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14 Aug

Personal Reflection on the Importance of Global Public Health

“Off all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and

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Posted Aug 14, 2009

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14 Aug

Field Visit to Njinikom: Understanding the Layers of Complexity

Our last rural visit took us to Njinikom, a small rural village perched on a

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Posted Aug 14, 2009

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03 Aug

La Journee de la Femme Africaine

Du Togo à l’Afrique du Sud, du Marcoc à la Tanzanie, aujourd’hui, le 31 juillet

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Posted Aug 03, 2009

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03 Aug

En route to Kumbo…Reaching the Rights-Claimants

Prior to departing for our first visit to a rural community, Emmanuel Ngang –our colleague

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Posted Aug 03, 2009

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30 Jul

Welcome to Bali/ Meeting Key Stakeholders

Le Cameroun est un pays majestueux! Though it took us close to 6 hours and

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Posted Jul 30, 2009

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24 Jul

Living the Dream: Vital Voices Training in Douala

In primary school, I remember cherishing a sturdy white and navy-blue folder adorned by one

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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08 Jul

Translating Women’s Human Rights at the Local Level

During my first semester of graduate studies, I took a class entitled women’s rights in

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Posted Jul 08, 2009

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08 Jul

Assessment Phase: Understanding Women Traders’ Needs

The Sandaga women market traders make a substantial contribution to the local economy of Douala.

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Posted Jul 08, 2009

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01 Jul

“Meung’ kon weunjui saa Sandaga!” “J’aime les Femmes du Marché Sandaga!”

Rainy days are coming to Cameroun. C’est la saison des pluies! For many of us

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Posted Jul 01, 2009

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22 Jun

A Walk through the Entrails of the Sandaga Market

Though Helah and I have been coming to the Sandaga market on a daily basis

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Posted Jun 22, 2009

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22 Jun

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON FRANÇAFRIQUE

People often ask me whether, after thirteen years as a French expat in the US,

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Posted Jun 22, 2009

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14 Jun

LES FEMMES DU MARCHÉ SANDAGA

A week ago, les femmes du Marché Sandaga were still mysterious and foreign to me.

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Posted Jun 14, 2009

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06 Jun

Discovering the Sandaga Market

Three days have passed since Helah and I landed in the land of the Untamed

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Posted Jun 06, 2009

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10 May

Really Heading Off to Cameroon!

After various weeks of preparations, my fellowship is becoming tangible in all of its aspects:

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Posted May 10, 2009

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