August 1, 2018
Joyce Oryem was dragged out of her house at midnight, wearing nothing but her panties, and made to watch as her father was beheaded by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Alone, and with children, Joyce struggled to keep her family fed and safe. Now that peace has returned to Gulu, Joyce is being evicted and sent back to the village that she risked her life to escape.
Warning: This podcast is a real story and contains graphic accounts of violence.
June 4, 2018
Lindsey Killett interviews Michelle Nyaga about her reasons for becoming a peace fellow and her thoughts from the 2018 fellowship training.
May 31, 2018
Former Advocacy Project (AP) Peace Fellow Ash Kosiewicz talks to current AP fellow Caroline about her upcoming work this summer with the Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) .
September 20, 2017
Sarita Thapa introduces herself.
September 15, 2017
Prabal Thapa is NEFAD’s associate and works as a liaison between the Advocacy Project and NEFAD. In this podcast, he discusses the opportunities and challenges of working with NEFAD.
Photo by: Kirstin.
August 28, 2017
Kirstin interviews Fudia Chaudhari on the disappearance of her son, Krishna: “We are mentally stopped since he disappeared. My eyes have dried. My tears are finished now. We always remember him…I had lots of dreams for him.”
August 20, 2017
Prabal, Kistin and Vicky discuss the four problems of life according to Hindusim.
August 15, 2017
“The women of Bardiya who have faced an immense amount of tragedy…are not voiceless and they never have been. They face an immense set of barriers to being heard, but it is not for lack of voices.”
August 10, 2017
While stuck on the bus, Kirstin and Vicky describe ongoing negotiations to get moving again past the landslide.”
August 10, 2017
Kirstin, Vicky, and Prabal get stuck in a bus behind a landslide.
Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Vicky shares her thoughts about her upcoming trip to Nepal where she will be working with relatives of the disappeared.
August 25th, 2016
In Mattea Cumoletti’s final Friday Feature podcast, she interviewed Yanous about why he doesn’t think Greece is facing a “refugee crisis.” It is a crisis of political will, solidarity, and responsibility sharing—but now it is beginning to feel like a crisis of security as well. Listen below to hear more.
August 1st, 2016
In Mattea Cumoletti’s third Friday Feature podcast, she interviews Alice, an inspirational French woman who works as a long-term legal advisor at the Greek Forum of Refugees. In this brief but brilliant conversation, Alice reminds us that “we could all one day become refugees”.
July 26th, 2016
Amy Gillespie, working with GDPU in Gulu, Uganda, explains the importance of sign language for hearing impaired students. Only about 2% of the deaf community in this area are able to graduate because there is no system in place to help them learn. Because there are very few teachers who are able to teach in basic sign language, many students who are hearing impaired struggle to learn and often drop out of school. Another issue is that learning sign language takes time and money, as well as dedication for both deaf students and interpreters. GDPU tries to help the hearing impaired learn skills so that they can work and integrate into their community, but something needs to be done early on to provide disabled students a quality education. There is no quick fix, but if you would like to support Amy’s cause, you can donate to her global giving page:
July 21st, 2016
Lauren Purnell, a 2016 Peace Fellow with AP interviews Meera, a facilitator of one of 70 “child-friendly” rooms run by CONCERN – Nepal. They discuss Meera’s personal hardships that led her to become the wonderful facilitator she is, and the difficult working conditions that many Nepalese children are forced into.
July 11th, 2016
Amy Gillespie, a 2016 Peace Fellow with the AP describes her experience working in Gulu, Uganda with GDPU. In her first podcast she explains the educational challenges faced by students with disabilities who are misunderstood by their teachers and bullied by their peers.
July 3rd, 2016
Mattea Cumoletti records her second Friday Feature podcast interviewing Eirini Iliopoulou, one of the Greek Forum of Refugees’ Community Workers in Eleona’s Camp.
June 17th, 2016
Mattea Cumoletti records her first podcast interview with Elena Lusso, one of the people who is an advocate for refugees and asylum seekers in Athens.
June 14th, 2016
Mattea Cumoletti, a 2016 Peace Fellow, shares all her favorite things about Athens in song! Mattea is working with the Greek Forum of Refugees this summer and before she shares their story, she is sharing her own.
May 26th, 2016
Morgan Moses, a 2016 Peace Fellow, is interviewed by Ash Kosiewicz to discuss her hopes and fears for her approaching fellowship. Next week Morgan will be flyingto Kathmandu to work with Care Women Nepal (CWN) to work with women suffering from Uterine Prolapse.