Jessica Tirado (Nepal)


Jessica Tirado

Jessica Tirado (Jagaran Media Center – JMC): Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science at the State University of New York at New Paltz. After university, Jessica volunteered in Rwanda with survivors of the 1994 genocide. After returning from Rwanda, she volunteered with the Darfur People’s Association of New York, assisting refugee families. Jessica then worked in northern Thailand with a Thai NGO that worked on human rights in Burma, and was part of the disaster relief response to Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. At the time of her AP fellowship, Jessica was studying for a Masters degree at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. In the summer of 2007, she participated in NYU’s overseas study program at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. She also served as the Coordinator for Rock to Save Darfur’s major fundraising concert in 2008. After her fellowship, Jessica wrote: “I now view discrimination as a much more urgent problem than I'd previously perceived it to be. I've also gained an enhanced awareness of the importance of marginalized communities in leading their own NGOs and movements, rather than relying on others to advocate on their behalf. This experience has been very humbling.”



26 Aug

Profile: Denesh Harijan, Radio Jagaran

A second-year bachelor’s degree student, Denesh Harijan works as a reporter in the news and

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Posted Aug 26, 2009

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13 Aug

Reaching Out to At-Risk Youth

Earlier last week, JMC held its first-ever youth workshop on human rights, caste discrimination, and

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Posted Aug 13, 2009

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28 Jul

But What About the Youth? [Part 2]

[continued from Part 1] Contrasting the luminous, lively eyes of the orphanage kids with the

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Posted Jul 28, 2009

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28 Jul

But What About the Youth? [Part 1]

All at once, the contradictory onslaught of fresh shock and numbing familiarity envelops me again.

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Posted Jul 28, 2009

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23 Jul

Paani (Water): A Necessity, Privilege, and Threat [Part 2]

[continued from Part 1] For Dalits in many areas, the liquid necessity has also been

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Posted Jul 23, 2009

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23 Jul

Paani (Water): A Necessity, Privilege, and Threat [Part 1]

“Paani paryo, paani paryo (the rain, the rain)!” the pint-sized, light blue uniform-clad schoolboy beside

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Posted Jul 23, 2009

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16 Jul

A Mosaic of Stimuli

It is not humanly possible to describe Kathmandu succinctly if one strives for accuracy. It

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Posted Jul 16, 2009

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07 Jul

When Insult and Injury are Intertwined

When I signed onto this fellowship in early April, I made a commitment to put

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Posted Jul 07, 2009

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07 Jul

A Chat with Rem

Video Description: The Jagaran Media Center, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, works to eliminate caste discrimination

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Posted Jul 07, 2009

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07 Jul

My [Slightly Late] Introductory Video

A new requirement of this year’s Peace Fellowship is the production of several vlogs, or

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Posted Jul 07, 2009

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19 Jun

The Nepali Bandh: A Nationwide Shutdown

On a normal day, Kathmandu is a bustling, slightly berserk city that appears to be

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Posted Jun 19, 2009

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14 Jun

A new day dawns. At dawn.

3:00 a.m., and I was finally drifting toward sleep. I was psyched at the thought

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Posted Jun 14, 2009

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13 Jun

Namaste, KTM.

No, we’re not concluding a yoga class. I’ve just arrived in Kathmandu, and the sky

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Posted Jun 13, 2009

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31 May

Disorientation…is most enjoyable!

I’m finding that the standard sense of feeling lost, small, insignificant, and generally awkward in a spanking-new location is growing on me.

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Posted May 31, 2009

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