• Tell The Story

    Quilts on Display: The Romano Trajo (“Roma Life”) Quilt (far left) is one of 17 advocacy quilts currently on display at the Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey. The exhibition will run until September 7, 2014.

  • Claim Rights

    Plastic Uganda: The Kinawataka Women Initiatives (KIWOI), an AP partner, makes bags from recycled straws in a Kampala slum in an effort to clean up the environment and provide an income for poor women. Peace Fellow Shannon Orcutt is helping KIWOI to launch a campaign against plastic bags and bottles.

  • Take Action

    From hard labor to math: After being rescued from domestic slavery in Nepal, these girls study at the Lawa Juni (New Life) hostel in Dang District. Peace Fellows Richa Adhikari, Sugam Singh and Katerina Canyon are helping three AP partner organizations to develop a common program against child labor.

River Gypsies of Bangladesh Speak to New Jersey Through Quilting

October 30, 2013

Oceanville, New Jersey: The River Gypsies of Bangladesh are struggling against illiteracy, obscurity and violence from greedy corporations that steal their sand. But at least they are telling their story to the world through an advocacy quilt.  The River Gypsy Quilt is one of 17 quilts that went on display recently at the Noyes Museum in New Jersey.  Read more…     

Peace Fellows to Take on Agent Orange, War Rape and Plastic Pollution

June 6, 2014

Washington, DC: Helping survivors of war rape in Mali to recover and learn a skill. Providing medical care for victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam. Eliminating plastic bags from a Uganda slum. Setting up law courts in Western India where tribal women can claim their rights. These are some of the campaigns that will be launched this summer by community-based partners of The Advocacy Project (AP), with help from 12 Peace Fellows and a new AP website.  Read more…   

Give a S#*T for Accessible Toilets in Uganda!

April 1, 2014

The Advocacy Project (AP) is seeking contributions for an important student-led fundraising initiative to build toilets for people with a disability in northern Uganda. The Give a S#*T! campaign has been launched by two students from the University of Maryland (UMD), Nicole McDermott and Rebecca Scherpelz. Rebecca, a disability specialist, volunteered as an AP Peace Fellow in 2011 at the the Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) in Uganda. During her fellowship, she raised the alarm about accessible sanitation in a powerful blog, “When Nature Calls and Society Hangs Up.”  Read more… 

First Reburial of War Victims in Somaliland Makes a Case for “Posthumous Rights”

March 10, 2014

Gulu, Uganda: Hargeisa, Somaliland: Helped by a team of Peruvian experts, the government of Somaliland has reburied 45 victims from Somalia’s vicious ethnic conflict of the 1980s, setting a precedent for other African nations and affirming the right to a dignified burial. The reburial – the first of its kind since Somalia emerged from civil war – took place on Sunday in an isolated corner of the Hargeisa cemetery, in the capital of the autonomous state of Somaliland. Read more…  




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