Karin Orr (Peru)


Karin Orr

Karin has a history of engagement with human rights. She studied for her Bachelors Degree at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she majored in Community Studies. She then worked with Global Exchange and Human Rights Watch in San Francisco, California and served as an English language instructor for two years in Quito, Ecuador. At the time of her fellowship, Karin was studying for a Masters degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) with a focus on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Latin America. After her fellowship, Karin wrote: “I felt a strong sense of solidarity with the relatives of the disappeared. I absolutely loved the fellowship and realized that my peak moments were being in the field with the people and feeling empowered by their strong belief in hope. I love making videos!"



19 Oct

Health Camps Offer Relief from Prolapse in the Mountains of Nepal

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25 Jan

War Disability in Vietnam

Peer Support: AEPD outreach workers like Nguyen Van Thuan (left) were wounded during the war. This helps them to better understand the needs of AO survivors.

AEPD’s mission is to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities (PWDs) through economic and social empowerment and access to health care.

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Posted Jan 25, 2017

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12 Dec

School Rescues Children from Work in the Brick Kilns of Nepal

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Posted Dec 12, 2016

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12 Jul

New Talent Catalog Will Connect Syrian Refugees with Global Employers

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Posted Jul 12, 2016

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23 Jun

In Greece Every Day is World Refugee Day

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Posted Jun 23, 2016

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04 Feb

Sini Sanuman, Empowering Survivors of Armed Sexual Violence in Mali

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Sini Sanuman (“Healthy Tomorrow”) helps survivors of war rape in Mali to recover their confidence by training them to make and sell soap and embroidery.

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Posted Feb 04, 2016

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04 Feb

Children and Environment Nepal (CONCERN) and Child Labor in the Brick Kilns

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CONCERN for Children and Environment Nepal (CONCERN) frees children from abusive and illegal work in the brick kilns by sending them to school.

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Posted Feb 04, 2016

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03 Sep

Schools Rescue Children from Brick Bondage in Nepal

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Posted Sep 03, 2015

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24 Aug

Wives of the Disappeared Hold the Key to Transitional Justice in Nepal

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Posted Aug 24, 2015

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19 Aug

Accessible Toilet in Northern Uganda Promises an End to Bullying of Students with Disability

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Posted Aug 19, 2015

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04 Jun

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Posted Jun 04, 2015

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16 Sep

Human Rights Trump Impunity: Final Days amidst the Battle over Memory

“We are a people. A people does not throw its geniuses away, And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children, and if necessary, bone by bone.” –Alice Walker It has been a little over a […]

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Posted Sep 16, 2010

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15 Sep

Personal Profile: Meet Nelson Rivas

As a young Peruvian who was born at the same time and location when and where terrorism struck in Peru, Nelson Rivas, tells me his story. Whether it’s about being a family member of the disappeared, internally displaced by the conflict, or the impact that racism against Quechua speakers has had in his life, his […]

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Posted Sep 15, 2010

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31 Aug

“In Your Name I Reaffirm My Hope”

Watch My Video on The Eye That Cries Here httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHKO32ILy6s What’s in a name? I’ve asked myself that question a number of times and in Peru I’ve found the answer to be, that behind it there is a strong human association, a person, and an identity. The significance of a name has never been so […]

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Posted Aug 31, 2010

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12 Aug

Pilot Project for Sustainable Development in Putis

Watch Video of My Day In Putis httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MGblNyaIjs Click above to see a photo/video essay of my day in Putis. It’s my visual report back after a productive day in Peru’s Southern region of Putis. A destination that inhabits people who have been marginalized for centuries and who suffered greatly from the internal conflict (the […]

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Posted Aug 12, 2010

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27 Jul

The Inconvenient Truth Of Peru’s 15,000 Disappeared

Thirty women from the National Association of Detained and Missing Family Members of Peru (Asociación Nacional de Familiares de Secuestrados, Detenidos y Desaparecidos del Peru) (ANFASEP) gathered outside of Lima’s Palacio de Justicia, on Friday morning of July 15, 2010, to publicly knit “La Chalina de la Esperanza” or “The Scarf of Hope”. The event […]

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Posted Jul 27, 2010

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27 Jul

Anniversary of La Cantuta Massacre

Watch La Cantuta Massacre Remembrance Video httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5GqoY0c70g I must admit that the pace that I am collecting information has been a lot faster than I can disseminate. So much has happened in the last few weeks and low Internet connectivity has delayed many posts. But I’ll start from the top and work my way down. […]

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Posted Jul 27, 2010

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17 Jul

Memory and Memorials

Episodic memory is a term used to describe personal memories that a human being associates with certain emotions, sensations, and personal associations of a place, time, or thing. As human beings we rely on memory to determine the present-day, our futures and to remember our pasts. We place importance on holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries because […]

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Posted Jul 17, 2010

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10 Jul

Memory and Development: Thread by Thread, Seed by Seed

Throughout the past few weeks in Lima the word post-conflict has really resonated with me. I remember one of my Professor’s telling me that the meaning of ‘post-conflict’ is futile, particularly within countries that have experienced ongoing violence and thus a long recovery. In my opinion, despite the hurdles Peru has overcome to pacify violence, […]

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Posted Jul 10, 2010

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29 Jun

First Impressions in Lima

How many people can say there is a morgue right next to the kitchen in their office? Not many, I’m sure, unless they are working with a forensics team whose job it is to analyze and infer the evidence from murder cases where the results could mean uncovering another identity of Peru’s some 15,000 forcibly […]

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Posted Jun 29, 2010

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10 Jun

Expectations, Demonstrations, and Anticipation

Two weeks and counting before my departure to Peru to work as the Advocacy Project’s, Summer Peace Fellow in their partnership with the Peruvian Forensics Anthropology Team (EPAF). In preparation, I have been reading up on the current state of affairs in Peru as much as possible. A recent incident that struck me as somewhat […]

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Posted Jun 10, 2010

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