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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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Agent Orange Lives on in Vietnam, Poisoning Children and Ruining Lives

September 2, 2014

Quang Binh, Vietnam: While Le Ba Thuan was recruiting soldiers for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, he would watch American planes spraying herbicide and try to avoid the contaminated areas. He never quite succeeded and for the past fifty years he has suffered from heart disease, high blood pressure, constant headaches, and skin rashes. Le Ban Thuan (right) was exposed to Agent Orange. His daughter, Le Thi Hang, has been paralyzed since birth. But compared to his family Thuan is lucky. Read more…   


Recyclers Confront the Plastic Peril in a Kampala Slum

August 8, 2014

Kampala, Uganda: An association of women has vowed to remove 100,000 plastic bags from the Kinawataka slum district of Kampala, where they live, in a determined attempt to repel a plastic invasion that is clogging drains, sickening children, and killing animals. The campaign will be launched by the Kinawataka Women Initiatives (KIWOI) under the leadership of Benedicta Nanyonga, a prominent Ugandan advocate for the environment and women’s rights. KIWOI has been a partner of The Advocacy Project (AP) since 2011. Read more…   


Innovative Field School in the Andes Revisits Peru’s Dirty War

July 29, 2014

Ayacucho, Peru: After spending three weeks in the Peruvian Andres meeting with survivors from Peru’s long and bloody internal conflict, Kaniqua Robinson returned home to the US with a better understanding of the damage done to the families of Peruvians who went missing and died. It will, she thinks, help her own work in Florida, where she is researching the Dozier Boys School scandal. Read more…  


Care Women Nepal Rescues Women from Prolapse Misery

July 14, 2014

Dhankuta District, Nepal: At a time when the government of Nepal and international agencies are retreating from the fight against uterine prolapse, Nepali advocates threw a lifeline to women in eastern Nepal recently by screening 294 women for the condition. Thirty-four women were found to have untreatable prolapse and will be offered surgery, if funding can be found. Read more…  


River Gypsies of Bangladesh Speak to New Jersey Through Quilting

June 24, 2014

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…

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