16 Feb

Getting to know Tuzla/LSN Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH)

My apartment in Tuzla is about a 10 minute walk to the LSN BiH office.

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16 Feb

Bosnia Calls My Name

I am one week away from leaving for Tuzla, Bosnia. Wow, was time meant to

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Posted Feb 16, 2010

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16 Feb

Exploring Sarajevo

When I arrived through the airport in Sarajevo two weeks ago, it struck me that

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16 Feb

Pwds in the Burgeoning Bosnian Bureaucracy

On my first day at LSN BiH, I asked Plamenko to identify the biggest challenge

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Posted Feb 16, 2010

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16 Feb

Monitoring and Evaluation Training

Last week, Mr. Derek Wolf arrived to the LSN BiH office to introduce the staff

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Posted Feb 16, 2010

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16 Feb

Party Time at LSN!

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that there was going to be a

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16 Feb

Return to Srebrenica

Although this is a topic that’s not specifically related my work at LSN BiH, I

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16 Feb

Nermina

One inspiring artist that I met at the 2008 Regional Balkana Art Colony was Nermina

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16 Feb

2008 Balkana Regional Art Colony: “Art Beyond Borders and Barriers”

Being at the 2008 Balkana Art Colony in Mrkonjic Grad (a town in western BiH,

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Posted Feb 16, 2010

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16 Feb

Farewell Tuzla!

Now that I am back in New York and my fellowship has ended, I can

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17 Jun

Basildon Council to Negotiate with Travellers

June 17, 2009, Basildon, UK: The Basildon Council has agreed to lengthy negotiations with the

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Posted Jun 17, 2009

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11 Jun

Forensic Team Urges Restraint as Tensions Grow in Peru

June 11, 2009, Lima, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) is urging restraint as

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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11 Jun

Exhibit Featuring Chixoy Dam Study Opens in Spain

June 11, 2009, Malaga, Spain: “Water, Rivers, and People” — an exhibit focusing on the

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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11 Jun

Suspect in Beating of Dalit Woman is Apprehended

June 11, 2009, Pyutar, Nepal: Police in Nepal have arrested a woman accused of beating

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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09 Jun

Update: Basildon Council Takes Steps Toward Dale Farm Eviction

June 9, 2009, Basildon, England: The Basildon District Council is advertising for bids on a

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Posted Jun 09, 2009

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08 Jun

Peruvian Forensic Team Speaks Out After Violence in Bagua

June 8, 2009, Lima, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) is demanding an investigation

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Posted Jun 08, 2009

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05 Jun

Update: No Arrest in Beating of Dalit Woman Accused of Witchcraft

June 5, 2009, Pyutar, Nepal: More than two months after a Dalit woman was severely

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Posted Jun 05, 2009

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02 Jun

New Srebrenica Mass Grave Discovered

May 27, 2009, Mrsici, Bosnia: A new mass grave containing dozens of victims of the

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Posted Jun 02, 2009

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29 May

Molto emozionata!

20 maggio 2007 La prima cosa che voglio dire è che sono molto emozionata quando

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26 May

Forensic Team Expands Global Training Initiative to Venezuela

May 26, 2009, Lima, Peru: Members of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) recently participated

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22 May

AP Joins Push to Double International Volunteers by 2010

May 20, 2009, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) has joined the Building Bridges Coalition,

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Posted May 22, 2009

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19 May

AP Welcomes New Board Member

May 19, 2009, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) is pleased to announce Bayo Oyewole

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Posted May 19, 2009

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19 May

Travellers Face Eviction after Lords Reject Appeal

May 18, 2009, Basildon, UK: The British House of Lords has refused to hear an

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Posted May 19, 2009

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15 May

Bosnian Advocates Win Passage of US House Resolution

May 13, 2009, Washington, DC: The United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution

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Posted May 15, 2009

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13 May

Peruvian and Filipino Forensic Teams Complete Joint Training

May 13, 2009, Manila, Philippines: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) recently completed a series

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Posted May 13, 2009

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13 May

Palestinian Civil Society Marks Naqba Anniversary

May 12, 2009, Jerusalem, Israel: Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists are gathering this week

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Posted May 13, 2009

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30 Apr

Mt. Holyoke Chapter Hosts Forum on Educating Afghan Girls

April 30, 2009, South Hadley, Mass.: The Advocacy Project (AP) university chapter at Mount Holyoke

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Posted Apr 30, 2009

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28 Apr

African Civil Society Pushes for Arms Trade Treaty

April 27, 2009, Lome, Togo: African civil society organizations are challenging their governments to contribute

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Posted Apr 28, 2009

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28 Apr

Afghan Education Advocate Wins Huntington Award

April 28, 2009, Washington, DC: Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, a prominent advocate for girls’ education in

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Posted Apr 28, 2009

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20 Apr

Roma Alarmed by Attacks in Czech Republic

April 20, 2009, Czech Republic: Roma communities in the Czech Republic are facing increased threats

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Posted Apr 20, 2009

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17 Apr

Mass Grave Exhibit Travels to Denver

April 17, 2009, Denver, Colo.: A photographic exhibit depicting a mass grave at Putis, Peru

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Posted Apr 17, 2009

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17 Apr

Nepali Diaspora Discusses Constitution in Arlington

April 17, 2009, Arlington, Va.: Members of the Nepali diaspora met recently at the Arlington

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Posted Apr 17, 2009

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15 Apr

Forensic Scientists Share Knowledge with Civil Society

April 15, 2009, Ayacucho, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) will host a workshop

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Posted Apr 15, 2009

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09 Apr

Letter Campaign Urges Justice for Dalit Woman Accused of Witchcraft

April 9, 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal: The Asian Human Rights Commission has taken up the cause

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Posted Apr 09, 2009

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07 Apr

Putis Exhibit Comes Home to Peru

April 7, 2009, Ayacucho, Peru: A photo exhibit depicting the efforts of the Peruvian Forensic

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Posted Apr 07, 2009

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07 Apr

Bosnians Commemorate the Siege of Sarajevo

April 6, 2009, Washington, DC: The Bosniak-American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAACBH) is

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Posted Apr 07, 2009

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03 Apr

Peruvian Forensic Team Offers Training to Legal Community

April 3, 2009, Ayacucho, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) is teaming up with

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Posted Apr 03, 2009

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03 Apr

Obama Seeks to Join UN Human Rights Council

April 3, 2009, Washington, DC: The Obama administration has decided to seek a seat on

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Posted Apr 03, 2009

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28 Mar

The Roi du Zaïre Comes to the East

In Congo, there is nothing like a presidential visit to give evidence as to why

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Posted Mar 28, 2009

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25 Mar

Civil Society Marks Genocide Prevention Month

March 25, 2009, Washington, DC: This April, survivors from Darfur and five previous genocides will

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Posted Mar 25, 2009

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25 Mar

AP Presents Guatemalan Quilt at University of Maryland

March 25, 2009, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) is inviting supporters to the University

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Posted Mar 25, 2009

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25 Mar

Women Push for Anti-Discrimination Law in Serbia

March 25, 2009, Belgrade, Serbia: A controversial bill barring many types of discrimination is expected

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Posted Mar 25, 2009

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13 Mar

Congresswoman Urges Clinton to Do More in Bosnia

March 13, 2009, Washington, DC: The Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAACBH)

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Posted Mar 13, 2009

0
13 Mar

Famous Chef Hosts Lunch to Benefit Bosnian War Survivors

March 13, 2009, New York: Supporters of The Advocacy Project (AP) are invited to join

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Posted Mar 13, 2009

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11 Mar

Exhumations of War Victims Begin in Peru

March 11, 2009, Huanta, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) has begun the task

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Posted Mar 11, 2009

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11 Mar

New Nepali Coalition Advocates for Marginalized Groups

March 11, 2009, Washington, DC: Five Nepali organizations based in the United States have come

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Posted Mar 11, 2009

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11 Mar

Arms Control Group Speaks Out After 25 Killed in Two Mass Shootings

March 11, 2009, London, England: Members of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)

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Posted Mar 11, 2009

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06 Mar

Capitol Hill Ready for Bosnian Women’s Day

March 6, 2009, Washington, DC: The leader of a Bosnian women’s group is headed to

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Posted Mar 06, 2009

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05 Mar

Middle East Political Camp Aims to Build Bridges

March 5, 2009, Occupied Palestinian Territories: The Alternative Information Center (AIC) is now taking applications

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Posted Mar 05, 2009

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05 Mar

Association des Femmes des Medias du Sud Kivu: Supporting Women Journalists in Congo

For the last three days, I have been working in outside of Bukavu (north of

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Posted Mar 05, 2009

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04 Mar

Civil Society Marks Israeli Apartheid Week

March 4, 2009, Occupied Palestinian Territories: Civil society groups in the West Bank and around

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Posted Mar 04, 2009

0
04 Mar

AP’s Mount Holyoke Chapter Hosts Discussion on Gaza

March 4, 2009, South Hadley, Mass.: The Advocacy Project’s (AP) first university chapter, at Mount

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Posted Mar 04, 2009

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02 Mar

SOS Femmes en Dangers Field Visit: February 23-27

This last week, I have been in Fizi Territory, which is the province directly south

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Posted Mar 02, 2009

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27 Feb

Prijedor Genocide Remembered in Words, Photos

February 27, 2009, Washington, DC: The voices of victims from the Bosnian region of Prijedor

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27 Feb

Centre d’Ecadrement des Jeunes pour le Developpment Rurale (CEJEDR): Protecting the Rights of Congolese Children

Visit Congo for even a day, and you will see that one of the dominant

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Posted Feb 27, 2009

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26 Feb

First Victims of Peruvian Massacre Identified

February 25, 2009, Lima, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) has identified the first

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Posted Feb 26, 2009

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24 Feb

Prijedor Genocide Recognized on Capitol Hill

February 24, 2009, Washington, DC: A multimedia exhibit on the Prijedor genocide will be shown

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Posted Feb 24, 2009

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23 Feb

Nepali Photographers Debut Work in Washington

February 1, 2009, Washington, DC: A story is often more lasting, more true when told

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Posted Feb 23, 2009

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19 Feb

Peace Fellow Organizes Event to Help Disabled IDPs in Uganda

February 17, 2009, Kampala, Uganda: Local entertainers, government officials and activists will join together in

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Posted Feb 19, 2009

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19 Feb

AP Partner Urges Support for Congressional Resolution on Bosnia

February 19, 2009, Washington, DC: The Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAACBH)

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Posted Feb 19, 2009

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18 Feb

EPAF Takes Film and Photo Exhibition to London

February 18, 2009, London, UK: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) will screen a documentary

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Posted Feb 18, 2009

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17 Feb

AP Brings Srebrenica Memorial Quilt to Bosnian Diaspora

October 22, 2008, Washington, DC: A memorial quilt honoring those killed during the 1995 Srebrenica

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Posted Feb 17, 2009

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13 Feb

Marceline Kongolo-Bise: 2009 Vital Voices Fern Holland Award honoree

After weeks of nervous waiting, I recently got the good news that a colleague of

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Posted Feb 13, 2009

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12 Feb

Nepal’s Dalit Need Affirmative Action, Advocate Says

February 12, 2009, Washington, DC: Nepali human rights activist Suvash Darnal laid out the case

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Posted Feb 12, 2009

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11 Feb

Serbian NGOs Press for Commemoration of Srebrenica Genocide

February 11, 2009, Belgrade, Serbia: A group of human rights organizations in Serbia has sent

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Posted Feb 11, 2009

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11 Feb

UP Camp – Part III; “The Operation Theater”

CAPTIONS FOR ABOVE PICS: 1. The DJs/medical staff 2. Surgeons with serious focus 3. View

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Posted Feb 11, 2009

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11 Feb

UP Camp – Part I: “The Challenges of Mobility”

One of the greatest challenges Nepal faces to development is their lack of health infrastructure,

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Posted Feb 11, 2009

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11 Feb

UP Camp – Part II; “Ain’t no such thing as HIPPA”

CAPTIONS FOR ABOVE PICS: 1. Examination Room 2. Examination Table 3. Pessary Rings 4. Hospital

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Posted Feb 11, 2009

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10 Feb

Congo Advocacy Coaltion Demands Protection of Civilians

February 10, 2009, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo: A coalition of 100 human rights organizations

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Posted Feb 10, 2009

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10 Feb

Coup Brings Hope for Reforms in Guinea

February 10, 2009, Washington, DC: A change of government in Guinea has sparked hope for

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Posted Feb 10, 2009

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02 Feb

Travellers Face Uphill Battle to Save Dale Farm

February 2, 2009, Basildon UK: In another blow to Traveller families living at Dale Farm,

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Posted Feb 02, 2009

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30 Jan

Traveller Families Plan for Homelessness, Prepare to Resist

January 23, 2009, Basildon, UK: A day after a British Court of Appeal ruling paved

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Posted Jan 30, 2009

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27 Jan

IANSA Women Speak Out Against Guns in the Home

January 27, 2009, London/Stockholm: The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) released a statement

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Posted Jan 27, 2009

0
27 Jan

UN Forgets Roma on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic: The Dzeno Association is speaking out after the United

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Posted Jan 27, 2009

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23 Jan

EPAF Publishes Book on Forced Disappearances in Peru

January 23, 2008, Lima, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) and the National Coordinator

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Posted Jan 23, 2009

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23 Jan

AP Hosts Discussion on Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

January 23, 2008, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) is co-hosting a discussion at Georgetown

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Posted Jan 23, 2009

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23 Jan

AIC Staff Member Detained by Israeli Security Services

January 23, 2009, Jerusalem: Israeli security forces invaded the home of an Alternative Information Center

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Posted Jan 23, 2009

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21 Jan

Peace Fellow to Present Quilt Made by Guatemala Massacre Survivors

January 21, 2008: The Advocacy Project (AP) will hold two events this week in support

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Posted Jan 21, 2009

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21 Jan

UNDP Apologizes to Kosovo Women’s Leader

January 21, 2009, Prishtina, Kosovo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has apologized to the

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Posted Jan 21, 2009

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16 Jan

EU Parliament Officially Recognizes Srebrenica Genocide

January 16, 2009, Washington, DC: The European Parliament passed a resolution January 15 calling on

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Posted Jan 16, 2009

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16 Jan

100 Civil Society Groups Call for Hague Inquiry into Israeli War Crimes

Janaury 16, 2009, Jerusalem: The Alternative Information Center (AIC) has added its name to the

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Posted Jan 16, 2009

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15 Jan

EPAF Director Featured on Holocaust Museum Site

January 15, 2008, Washington, DC: Jose Pablo Baraybar, the director of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology

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Posted Jan 15, 2009

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15 Jan

Israeli Human Rights Groups Press Top Officials on Gaza

January 15, 2008, Jerusalem: Nine Israeli human rights organizations held a press conference Wednesday calling

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Posted Jan 15, 2009

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13 Jan

JMC Protests Killing of Nepalese Journalist

January 13, 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal: Reporters from the Jagaran Media Center (JMC) are joining other

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Posted Jan 13, 2009

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12 Jan

Israel Rejects Gaza Ceasefire Despite Pressure from Jewish Civil Society

January 12, 2009, Jerusalem: Defying the United Nations Security Council’s resolution calling for a ceasefire

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Posted Jan 12, 2009

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09 Jan

Palestinian Women Appeal to UN, Sarkozy for Gaza Ceasefire

A group of Palestinian women organizations are reaching out to the United Nations (UN) and

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Posted Jan 09, 2009

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08 Jan

AIC Plans Global Mobilization for Gaza

Alternatives International has sent this message to activists worldwide urging them to mobilize on January

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Posted Jan 08, 2009

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08 Jan

Women in Black Hold Protest to Stop Gaza Violence

January 8, 2009, Belgrade, Serbia: Women in Black-Serbia will hold a protest today at 2

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Posted Jan 08, 2009

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08 Jan

DWRC Reports Give View From Inside Gaza Crisis

January 8, 2009, Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territories: The Decmocracy and Workers’ Rights Center (DWRC), an

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Posted Jan 08, 2009

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05 Jan

eHomemakers’ Video Featured on UNDP Website

December 31, 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka: eHomemakers, a Malaysian organization that helps women to create

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Posted Jan 05, 2009

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05 Jan

AP Partners Take Action for Peace as Gaza Crisis Escalates

January 5, 2009, Jerusalem: Supporters of peace in the Gaza Strip will meet at the

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Posted Jan 05, 2009

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31 Dec

Traveller Couples Hurry to Marry as Court Considers Eviction

December 31, 2008, Basildon, UK: Young Traveller couples at Dale Farm are hurrying to get

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Posted Dec 31, 2008

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31 Dec

JMC Celebrates First Year of Radio Jagaran

December 31, 2008, Butwal, Nepal: The Jagaran Media Center (JMC) has successfully completed its first

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Posted Dec 31, 2008

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31 Dec

Women in Nepal Face Delay for UP Surgeries

December 31, 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal: Six months after a promise to provide 12,000 free surgeries

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Posted Dec 31, 2008

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31 Dec

Journalist Chronicles Travels in Bosnia

December 31, 2008, Washington, DC: Journalist Peter Lippman, who previously wrote a series of articles

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Posted Dec 31, 2008

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27 Dec

1 Month M.I.A.

The last month has been busy as usual, and I was actually fortunate enough to

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Posted Dec 27, 2008

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23 Dec

Human Rights Groups Call for Weapons Embargo in Congo

December 16, 2008, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Dozens of human rights organizations – including

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Posted Dec 23, 2008

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19 Dec

ADIVIMA and AP Launch ‘One More Loom’ Fundraising Campaign

December 19, 2008, Washington, DC: ADIVIMA and The Advocacy Project (AP) have set a goal

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Posted Dec 19, 2008

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19 Dec

Twenty-Two NGOs Urge Action on IDPs

December 19, 2008, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project joined 21 other organizations today in signing

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Posted Dec 19, 2008

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18 Dec

Women in Black Support Fellow Activists after Thefts, Fire

December 18, 2008, Belgrade, Serbia: Members of Women in Black-Serbia are reaching out to fellow

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Posted Dec 18, 2008

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18 Dec

Photo Exhibit Portrays Lives of Nepali Women

December 12, 2008, Sacramento, Calif: An AP Peace Fellow who worked on women’s health issues

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Posted Dec 18, 2008

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17 Dec

Governments Begin to Sign Cluster Bomb Ban

December 3, 2008, Oslo, Norway – Governments began signing an international treaty today banning the

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Posted Dec 17, 2008

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17 Dec

Dale Farm Supporters Protest as Court Hears Eviction Appeal

December 4, 2008, London, UK: Supporters of the Dale Farm Travellers gathered outside the British

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Posted Dec 17, 2008

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15 Dec

BOSFAM Founder Joins Call to Prevent Genocide

December 15, 2008, Washington, DC: Bosnian Family (BOSFAM) Founder Beba Hadzic (below) was one of

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Posted Dec 15, 2008

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11 Dec

Peace Fellow’s Work in Guatemala Gets Attention

December 11, 2008, Santa Fe, New Mexico: Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Heidi McKinnon, who recently

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Posted Dec 11, 2008

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09 Dec

AP Executive Director Urges Obama to Join UN Human Rights Council

December 9, 2008, Washington, DC: In an op-ed piece published in the Christian Science Monitor

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Posted Dec 09, 2008

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02 Dec

Undugu Glue-Sniffing Study Garners Media Attention

December 2, 2008, Nairobi, Kenya: At least half of Kenya’s street children are addicted to

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Posted Dec 02, 2008

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02 Dec

Women’s Network Releases First Domestic Violence Study in Kosovo

December 2, 2008, Prishtina, Kosovo: The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) has completed the country’s first

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Posted Dec 02, 2008

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01 Dec

Srebrenica Quilt Displayed in Massachusetts and Washington

November 30, 2008, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) recently exhibited the Srebrenica Memorial Quilt

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Posted Dec 01, 2008

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01 Dec

AP Fellow Raises $1,170 for Blind Students in Bangladesh

November 30, 2008, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Officials at Plural Investments LLC, based in New York, have

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Posted Dec 01, 2008

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26 Nov

AP Launches End-of-Year Fundraising Appeal

November 26, 2008, Washington, DC: As 2008 draws to a close, The Advocacy Project (AP)

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Posted Nov 26, 2008

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26 Nov

AIC Marks UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

November 26, 2008, Beit Sahour, Occupied Palestinian Territories: In recognition of the United Nations International

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Posted Nov 26, 2008

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21 Nov

WPIO Presents Findings at African Development Forum

November 20, 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Members of the World Peasants/Indigenous Organization (WPIO) are meeting

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Posted Nov 21, 2008

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20 Nov

Peace Fellows’ Work Celebrated at Ambassadors’ Reception

November 18, 2008, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) honored its 2008 Peace Fellows Friday

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Posted Nov 20, 2008

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17 Nov

Film Clubs Fight Caste Discrimination in Nepal

November 17, 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal: The Nepali television series “Dalan,” which tells the story of

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Posted Nov 17, 2008

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12 Nov

Film, Photos Tell Stories from Peruvian Mass Grave

November 12, 2008, Washington, DC: A documentary film and photo exhibit depicting the exhumation of

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Posted Nov 12, 2008

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10 Nov

Extremism on the Rise in Serbia, Women in Black Warn

November 10, 2008, Belgrade, Serbia: Three European human rights groups, including Women in Black-Serbia, have

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Posted Nov 10, 2008

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07 Nov

Three More Victims of Accomarca Massacre Exhumed

November 4, 2008, Lima, Peru – The bodies of three civilians, victims of a 1985

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Posted Nov 07, 2008

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07 Nov

UN Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Arms Trade Treaty

November 7, 2008, New York: The United Nations First Committee on Disarmament voted overwhelmingly Oct.

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Posted Nov 07, 2008

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04 Nov

Dale Farm Travellers Win One Court Battle, Prepare for Another

November 4, 2008, Basildon, UK: The Dale Farm Travellers enjoyed a legal victory recently, when

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Posted Nov 04, 2008

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04 Nov

“In Congo, a Little Fighting Brings a Lot of Fear”-NY Times, Nov 2 2008

“When Congo shakes, Africa trembles.” If you are interested in reading more about Congo’s “linchpin”

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Posted Nov 04, 2008

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04 Nov

Voices from the Kivus

Given the history of eastern Congo, it is not surprising that Congolese are overwhelmingly honest

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Posted Nov 04, 2008

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31 Oct

Goma updates illustrate trends in eastern Congo

The red oval represents the amount of territory in eastern Congo which is threatened should

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Posted Oct 31, 2008

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29 Oct

Goma, CNDP rebels, and an tense few days for all of eastern Congo

Speaking with my friend Celestin tonight, I could tell despite the static-filled connection that his

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Posted Oct 29, 2008

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27 Oct

Council to Reconsider Dale Farm Eviction Plan

October 27, 2008, Basildon, UK: The Dale Farm Travellers are asking for letters of support

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Posted Oct 27, 2008

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24 Oct

EPAF Presents Images of Putis at Photo Exhibition

October 24, 2008, Lima, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) will hold a photography

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Posted Oct 24, 2008

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23 Oct

GENARDIS: Support for Rural Women in South Kivu

I wanted to write a quick word about one of Arche d’Alliance’s programs which I

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Posted Oct 23, 2008

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23 Oct

Return to Putis: EPAF resumes exhumations of mass graves

Putis, Peru: Two weeks after completing the exhumation of the largest mass grave found in

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Posted Oct 23, 2008

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23 Oct

Families seek reparations for damages caused by Chixoy Dam

Rabinal, Guatemala: Consultants hired by the Organization of American States have begun visiting Guatemalan villages

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Posted Oct 23, 2008

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22 Oct

“Il faut sonner l’alarm…”-Agence France Press article, 14 October 2008

As I left Congo last January, the thoughts of everyone across North and South Kivu

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Posted Oct 22, 2008

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22 Oct

Journee Mondiale du Refus de la Misere 2008

This past weekend began with demonstrations across Congo recognizing the “Journee Mondiale du Refus de

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Posted Oct 22, 2008

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22 Oct

“Tunza Mazingira: A Grassroots Conservation Movement in Eastern Congo”

The view from one house built in the Uvira mountains. In North and South Kivu,

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Posted Oct 22, 2008

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22 Oct

Pole Sana FC Kabimba

Today (I am writing this Sunday, October 19) the MJA kids had a match against

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Posted Oct 22, 2008

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20 Oct

Dalits in Rukum banned from public water taps

October 20, 2008, Balle, Nepal: Upper caste residents in the community of Balle have tried

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Posted Oct 20, 2008

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20 Oct

Dalits in Rukum banned from public water taps

October 20, 2008, Balle, Nepal: Upper caste residents in the community of Balle have tried

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Posted Oct 20, 2008

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17 Oct

“The more things change, the more they stay the same”: My First Week Back in Uvira/South Kivu, Congo (September 5-12)

I am very excited to be back in Uvira again, and am quickly getting acclimated

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Posted Oct 17, 2008

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17 Oct

Digital Storytelling Project Highlighted by UNICEF

October 17, 2008, Nairobi, Kenya: A pioneering blogging project started by AP Peace Fellow Kristina

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Posted Oct 17, 2008

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17 Oct

Advocacy Project Welcomes New Board Members

October 17, 2008, Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) is pleased to announce the addition

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Posted Oct 17, 2008

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16 Oct

Digital Storytelling Project Featured at Kenyan Youth Forum

October 16, 2008, Nairobi, Kenya: The Undugu Society of Kenya (USK) held a forum earlier

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Posted Oct 16, 2008

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16 Oct

Beit Sahour Residents Take Action to Save Ush Ghrab

Beit Sahour, West Bank: Civil society organizations and residents of the Occupied Palestinian Territories will

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Posted Oct 16, 2008

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16 Oct

Wastepickers’ Livelihoods Threatened at Ghazipur Landfill

Delhi, India: Plans for a waste-to-energy plant at one of Delhi’s largest landfills could jeopardize

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Posted Oct 16, 2008

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08 Oct

Women in Black Support Threatened Human Rights Activist

Belgrade, Serbia: Members of the women’s peace group Women in Black-Serbia are reaching out to

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Posted Oct 08, 2008

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07 Oct

Statistics Rarely Tell the Whole Story

In the development and humanitarian aid fields, statistics can be a rather depressing reminder of

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Posted Oct 07, 2008

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07 Oct

EPAF Identifies Victims of Accomarca Massacre

Lima, Peru: Twenty-three years after the brutal massacre of more than 50 people in the

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Posted Oct 07, 2008

0
07 Oct

Caribbean Countries Push for Arms Trade Treaty

Antigua: Representatives from Caribbean governments and civil society organizations called for the United Nations to

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Posted Oct 07, 2008

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06 Oct

Study Shows Guns to be Weapon of Choice in Murders of US Women

Washington, DC: A new report by the Violence Policy Center in Washington has revealed that

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Dale Farm Update: Judge Grants Injunction to Stop Demolition of Saint Christopher’s Centre

Basildon, UK: A British High Court judge granted an interim injunction Saturday night (Oct. 4)

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Bosnian Advocates and AP Launch New Petition to Arrest Ratko Mladic

Washington, DC: The Advocacy Project (AP) and the Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia &

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

EPAF Experts Testify at Fujimori Trial

Lima, Peru: Three forensic experts from the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) testified last month

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

UN Meets With Civil Society to Discuss Arms, Sustainable Development

Antigua: Two Advocacy Project (AP) partners working on arms control issues will meet with United

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Roma Event to Take Place During Human Rights and Democracy Conference

Warsaw, Poland: Roma issues will have a presence at Europe’s largest human rights and democracy

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

IANSA Speaks Out After Finnish School Shooting

London: The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is among those calling for tighter

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Civilians in Crisis as Combat Resumes in Congo

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo: Renewed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is causing

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Chintan Founder to Speak at Recycling Forum Friday

Washington, DC: The founder of India’s Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, Bharati Chaturvedi, will

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Leading Israeli Human Rights Group Comes to Washington

Washington, DC: The director of B’Tselem, Israel’s leading human rights documentation center, will hold a

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Women in Black Condemn Attacks on Queer Festival

Belgrade, Serbia: Women in Black-Serbia has joined several other human rights groups in condemning vicious

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

IANSA Joins Project to Create Art Out of Guns

New York: The International Network on Small Arms (IANSA) has teamed with the newly formed

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Bosnian Film Highlights Art as a Means Toward Reconciliation

Washington, DC: An Oscar-qualified short film focusing on the lives of two Bosnians during and

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Dzeno Association and International Romani Union Urge Integration for Roma

Brussels, Belgium: The heads of two Roma rights organizations released a joint statement today to

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

Women in Black Condemn Serbian Supreme Court Rulings

Belgrade, Serbia: Members of Women in Black-Serbia say the Serbian state is resuming the practice

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

EPAF Director Featured in Washington Post Article

Washington, DC: The director of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF), Jose Pablo Baraybar, was

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Chintan Teams Up with U.S. Environmental Group to Combat Electronic Waste

Delhi, India: A California environmental group is teaming up with the Chintan Environmental Research and

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Village in Nepal Declares Itself “Untouchability-Free”

Panchkanya, Sunsari District: Residents of Panchkanya Village Development Committee (VDC) recently made their VDC an

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Clothing Exhibition Helps in Identifying Putis Victims

Ayacucho, Peru: The first public exhibition of clothing and personal items from the mass graves

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Singing Competition Highlights Women’s Issues in Nepal

Butwal, Nepal: The Jagaran Media Center put a new spin on a traditional Nepali women’s

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

EPAF To Hold Exhibition of Clothing from Mass Graves

Ayacucho, Peru: The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) is planning to hold an exhibition Saturday,

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Kosovar Women Contribute to Anti-Trafficking Plan

Prishtina, Kosovo: The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN), an Advocacy Project (AP) partner, recently submitted recommendations

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

EPAF Identifies Victims of 1988 Massacre

Lima, Peru: Two decades after the kidnapping and disappearance of 17 residents of the communities

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

Bosnian and Malaysian Women Expand Businesses Online

Washington, DC: Two Advocacy Project (AP) partners that empower women through business are preparing to

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Israeli Human Rights Organizations Demand Justice in Ni’lin

West Bank: Two Israeli soldiers involved in the shooting of a bound and blindfolded Palestinian

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Dalit Villagers Rename Their Town

Urlabari, Morang District, Nepal: After twenty five years of discrimination from upper-caste neighbors, a group

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Artists Gather in Bosnia to Promote Disability Rights

Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dozens of artists and art students – both with and

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Violence Continues in Congo Despite Peace Agreement

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Kill 10-year-old Boy in Ni’lin

Ni’lin, West Bank: A 10-year-old was killed by Israeli forces on Tuesday evening during a

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

Rural Radio Program Celebrates One Year on the Air

[youtube]TTOuVFQ0uAU[/youtube] Baglung, Nepal: A radio program that has provided a voice for disadvantaged groups in

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Advocates Demand Justice for Palestinian Shot with Rubber Bullet

[youtube]pLzu_CP4UBM[/youtube] Ni’lin, West Bank: Human rights advocates in the Occupied Territories are calling for a

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Landmine Survivors Network -El Salvador Wins $50,000 to Help People With Disabilities

El Salvador: Landmine Survivors’ Network-El Salvador (LSN-ES) recently won a $50,000 grant from the Gloria

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Governments at Biennal Meeting of States Agree to Do More to Trace Weapons

New York: Delegates at the UN’s Third Biennial Meeting of States on small arms adopted

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

Serbian Women Condemn War Crimes Committed “In Their Name”

Belgrade, Serbia: More than 30 people from the Women in Black Network from Serbia traveled

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

Dalit family thrown out of village in Nepal

Kathmandu: A Dalit family was recently exiled from their village in the Sihara District of

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Jagaran Media Center Launches 25-part Television Series to Lobby for Dalit Rights

Kathmandu, Nepal: More than 1,400 people packed Kathmandu’s National Academy Hall on June 13 to

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Dalit villagers attacked by Maoists

Sattarjhoda, Nepal: Groups of Maoist supporters recently attacked Dalit villagers building a road in the

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Dalit boy hailed as hero after daring rescue

Kaski District, Nepal: A 12-year-old Dalit boy is being hailed as a national hero in

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

Romani women to speak out about forced sterilizations

Madrid: Romani women who survived coerced sterilization in Central Europe will speak about the issue

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Travellers seek to ease tensions with neighbors

Crays Hill, UK: In an effort to create some goodwill with neighbors, Travellers at the

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

0
06 Oct

Dženo releases new reports on Roma inclusion in Europe

Prague: The Dženo Association, a leading Roma rights group, has released two research papers decrying

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

European Court OKs Separation of Roma Students in Croatia

Croatia: The European Court of Human Rights issued a ruling last week upholding Croatia’s policy

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Czech Nationalist Party Unveils Plan to Forcibly Remove Roma

Prague, the Czech Republic: The Czech National Party has unveiled a 150-page document detailing their

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Former Sudanese child soldier discusses children and guns in zones of instability

New York: The International Network on Small Arms (IANSA) will be hosting a panel discussion

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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06 Oct

Blind students get surgery, chance to see better

Bangladesh: Three blind Bangladeshi children recently underwent cataract surgery to improve their vision, thanks to

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Posted Oct 06, 2008

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31 Aug

Weeping Buffalo

I had yet to see a cow or buffalo give birth during my stay in

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Posted Aug 31, 2008

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22 Aug

At the Undugu Society of Kenya Raphael teaches Harrison how to upload the photos he

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Posted Aug 22, 2008

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17 Aug

Women at Work

In keeping with the spirit of Hannah‘s blog this week, and with the video we

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Posted Aug 17, 2008

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06 Aug

The Last Rights of Yousef Ahmad Younis Amira

Yesterday morning Yousef Amira, the 17 year old from Ni’lin who was shot twice in

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Posted Aug 06, 2008

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02 Aug

State of the Art Facility

The Unofficial Hospital Waiting Area One of the chapter’s of Raka battle with traveler’s diarrhea

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Posted Aug 02, 2008

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01 Aug

10-Year-Old Boy Killed by Israeli Soldiers in West Bank Village

On July 29, 2008, 10-year-old Ahmed Moussa, pictured here several days earlier, was shot in

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Posted Aug 01, 2008

5
31 Jul

Ahmad Husam Yousif Musa

When I was writing my last blog it was 3 AM, Hindi had left for

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Posted Jul 31, 2008

6
31 Jul

Disabled and Non-Disabled Youth Work Together in Jordan

As part of the Landmine Survivors Network Jordan’s efforts to integrate disabled youth and survivors

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Posted Jul 31, 2008

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30 Jul

Violence Continues in West Bank Village of Ni’lin

In Ni’lin, children like these live under a constant threat of violence and unrest as

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Posted Jul 30, 2008

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30 Jul

Generations Conflict in Guatemala

More than 4,500 people died in the Rabinal region alone between 1981 and 1983, and

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Posted Jul 30, 2008

1
29 Jul

Kids in Ni’lin

I was all set to write about the West Bank municipality strike which just took

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Posted Jul 29, 2008

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29 Jul

Members of the Dalit Caste Faces Extreme Poverty in Nepal

Members of the Dalit caste, the historically traditional “untouchables,” still face extreme discrimination and poverty

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Posted Jul 29, 2008

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28 Jul

Women Protest in Palestine Over Proposed Construction of Separation Wall

The women of the town of Ni’lin protest the construction of the separation wall through

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Posted Jul 28, 2008

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25 Jul

Micro-Credit and Community-Based Rehabilitation Help Families in Bangladesh

These women and their children are beneficiaries of community-based rehabilitation efforts from the Blind Education

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Posted Jul 25, 2008

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24 Jul

Difficult Life Continues for Those Displaced by Chioxy Dam in Guatemala

When the Chioxy dam was built, the Guatemalan government moved the families who lived along

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Posted Jul 24, 2008

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23 Jul

This woman waits at a traveling clinic to be evaluated for a possible hysterectomy that

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Posted Jul 23, 2008

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22 Jul

Delhi’s wastepickers provide an important service to the city by sorting the recyclable trash from

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Posted Jul 22, 2008

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21 Jul

SKiP Provides Education to Poor Children in Peru

AP Partner, Supporting Kids in Peru (SKiP) advocates on behalf Peru’s many disadvantaged children and

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Posted Jul 21, 2008

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20 Jul

“This Disease is My Enemy” – Parvati, Part II

The next day when I returned to the camp Parvati was there again wearing the

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Posted Jul 20, 2008

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20 Jul

“Mangos and Milk” – Parvati, Part I

She caught my eye and waved me over, patting the bench next to her. I

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Posted Jul 20, 2008

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18 Jul

Farmers Struggle for Food Security in Eastern Nepal

Ever-decreasing land fertility in Eastern Nepal remains one of the most pressing issues for subsistence

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Posted Jul 18, 2008

2
18 Jul

Graffiti Decorates “Separation Wall” in Occupied Territories

After the Second Intifada, the Israeli government began building a wall separating the Israeli and

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Posted Jul 18, 2008

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17 Jul

Work to Live

Before the second intifada in 2000, there were 125,000 Palestinians working in Israel. This number

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Posted Jul 17, 2008

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16 Jul

Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre Marked in Bosnia

July 11th marked the 13th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, which saw the deaths of

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Posted Jul 16, 2008

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15 Jul

Life Begins on De-Mined Land in Vietnam

The German NGO, Solidarity Service International (SODI), has been working with local authorities for the

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Posted Jul 15, 2008

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14 Jul

Wastepickers Meet and Organize in India

Wastepickers account for approximately 1% of Delhi’s population, yet they are shunned and harassed by

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Posted Jul 14, 2008

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14 Jul

Tough Life for Children in the Occupied Territories

Living under Israeli occupation is not easy for anyone in Palestine, but it is especially

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Posted Jul 14, 2008

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11 Jul

Summer Camp Encourages Social Inclusion in Jordan

Every summer, Survivor Corps Jordan (formerly the Landmine Survivors Network) organizes a summer camp where

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Posted Jul 11, 2008

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09 Jul

Women in Western Nepal

In Western Nepal, two women walk to Sharangkot, a small hill with views of the

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Posted Jul 09, 2008

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08 Jul

Two Generations of Street Children in Nairobi

Street children are ever-present on the streets of Nairobi, despite the efforts of organizations like

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Posted Jul 08, 2008

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06 Jul

Inshallah

This past week I took my first real trip to Jerusalem for a meeting with

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Posted Jul 06, 2008

1
03 Jul

System of Neglect

It is difficult to navigate Delhi by foot because many of its sidewalks are buried

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Posted Jul 03, 2008

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02 Jul

Celebrating Empowerment

The Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) in Ramallah, Palestine launched a book called “Northern Sanabel”

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Posted Jul 02, 2008

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01 Jul

Details of Sanjita’s Business Proposal

Apparently I’ve unintentionally caused a lot of intrigue about the “business proposal” from Sanjita I

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Posted Jul 01, 2008

1
01 Jul

Stopping and Going

This past week has been intense – to say the least… The plan was for

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Posted Jul 01, 2008

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30 Jun

Rio Negro Survivors Testify for Reparations in Guatemala

Survivors of the Rio Negro massacres offer testimony to consultants from the Organization of American

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Posted Jun 30, 2008

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26 Jun

Srebrenica Victims’ Personal Effects Recovered from Mass Graves

The International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) is still working to identify victims of the

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Posted Jun 26, 2008

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26 Jun

Land Owners Denied Right to Cultivate Their Land

Palestinian farmers who have cultivated land that has been in their family for generations are

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Posted Jun 26, 2008

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24 Jun

Safe Haven Can’t Protect Peasants from Ignorance

African peasants that have migrated to Kampala, Uganda to escape poverty, danger and discrimination still

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Posted Jun 24, 2008

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24 Jun

Business and Babies – Part I

Within the first few days of my arrival last summer as I wandered in and

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Posted Jun 24, 2008

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24 Jun

Business and Babies – Part II

I met with Sanjita the day I landed in Kathmadu, and was surprised how small

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Posted Jun 24, 2008

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23 Jun

Blind Children Enjoy Field Trip in Bangladesh

Blind and visually impaired children from the School of the Happy World, run by BERDO,

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Posted Jun 23, 2008

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23 Jun

Life Is Still Real

I have received quite a few questions and comments from friends, family, and the Advocacy

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Posted Jun 23, 2008

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20 Jun

Dawn in Vietnam after a 23-hour Train Ride

Chi Vu snapped this picture of dawn near Da Nang while on an overnight train

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Posted Jun 20, 2008

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19 Jun

In Struggle to Overcome Dangers of Streetlife, Kenyan Youth Must Also Deal With Post Election Violence

The Undugu Society of Kenya (USK) has opened schools to educate Kenyan youth as part

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Posted Jun 19, 2008

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18 Jun

Residents of Pacux Deal With Poor Living Conditions in Shadow of Dam

For those living in the resettlement village of Pacux in Guatemala, natural resources are hard

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Posted Jun 18, 2008

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17 Jun

Ten Years After the War, Bosnians Face Grave Reminders

The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina are moving on and attempting to rebuild their lives

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Posted Jun 17, 2008

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17 Jun

In Palestinian Territories, Wall Divides More Than Just Cultures

A mother explains the effect of the wall in the lives of her children. Since

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Posted Jun 17, 2008

0
16 Jun

Evidentiary First

On January 5th, 2008, the CoI began holding public sessions of inquiry into Case No.

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Posted Jun 16, 2008

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16 Jun

Welcome Back to “Naya Nepal”

It feels surprisingly great to be back in Nepal – the key part of that

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Posted Jun 16, 2008

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14 Jun

Making Noise for Ni’lin

This week I am working on a video project for the DWRC to be presented

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Posted Jun 14, 2008

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12 Jun

The Landfill They Call Home

A man and a boy scavenge for recyclable trash at the Bhopura wastepicker colony where

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Posted Jun 12, 2008

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05 Jun

Bunnies for Gaza

I have only been at work for a week and I already feel like I

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Posted Jun 05, 2008

5
30 May

Ahlan wa Sahlan

I am finally settled in Ramallah and I must say that of all the Advocacy

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Posted May 30, 2008

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23 May

Shocking News

Kabul, October 12, 2005. I spend my first day in Afghanistan in the company of

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Posted May 23, 2008

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23 May

The Work Plan

Kabul October 13, 2005. My first visit is to the suburb of Kart-i-char, where Omid

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Posted May 23, 2008

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23 May

Cooking Pans and Sunburnt Camels

Kabul October 13, 2005. I have been assigned to deliver some important letters on this

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Posted May 23, 2008

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23 May

Man of Authority

Janadgur Basiri arrives at 4:00 A.M. in the cold and dark, with his oldest son

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Posted May 23, 2008

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23 May

The Women Teachers of Fatima Zahra

Fatima Zahra school, Jalalabad, October 16: The school of Fatima Zahra is named after one

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Posted May 23, 2008

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23 May

Registration Woes

Fatima Zahra school, Jalalabad, October 16: I have to visit all the classrooms at Fatima

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Posted May 23, 2008

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12 May

Monsoons

The climate in Sri Lanka is generally wetter in the southwest and drier in the

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Posted May 12, 2008

2
04 May

Witness Intimidation

Since the entrance of civil society, the lawyers for the SLA and the police Special

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Posted May 04, 2008

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04 May

Search for Justice

The presence of legal counsel appearing at the CoI Sessions on behalf of civil society

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Posted May 04, 2008

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26 Apr

And It Came To Pass…

** All photos in this blog from Ajaya Shah** You may, or may not know,

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Posted Apr 26, 2008

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21 Apr

Inflation on Basic Needs

Sri Lanka hangs at an uneasy nexus of intertwined inflationary pressures. Incredibly, neighboring countries that

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Posted Apr 21, 2008

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13 Apr

Singhalese – Tamil New Year

The shared holiday of “Singhalese – Tamil New Year” stretches over two days with April

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Posted Apr 13, 2008

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07 Apr

Aid in Warfare

At the beginning of March, the CoI began concurrent public sessions of inquiry into Case

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Posted Apr 07, 2008

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31 Mar

Standing to Participate

Civil society faces an uphill struggle in challenging the current human rights situation in Sri

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Posted Mar 31, 2008

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16 Mar

Commission of Inquiry

In November 2006, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Alleged Serious

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Posted Mar 16, 2008

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14 Mar

The School as Battleground

One thing you quickly realize at Dale Farm: there are lots of kids around, with

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Posted Mar 14, 2008

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10 Mar

Free and Fair

Local elections for Batticaloa and surrounding areas will be held on Monday, March 10th, 2008.

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Posted Mar 10, 2008

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08 Mar

The Advocate

Richard Sheridan produces photos of himself taken some years ago. They show a man who

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Posted Mar 08, 2008

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07 Mar

International Conspiracy

By their very nature non-profit organizations are persistently concerned with the need for continual fundraising

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Posted Mar 07, 2008

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03 Mar

The Eyesore

Perhaps Dale Farm comes down to this: 500 newcomers could easily be absorbed in a

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Wave of Terror

I arrive in Sri Lanka thinking of New Orleans under water, bloated corpses floating in

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Sewing the Seeds of Recovery

After the Tsunami struck, the survivors were collected from villages surrounding Batticaloa and brought to

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

To the East

We leave early for Batticaloa, the coastal town where the Home for Human Rights is

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Aid Puzzle

A tidal wave of money flowed into Sri Lanka following the Tsunami, and every day

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Tortured Reaction

We arrive at the Batticaloa office of the Home for Human Rights at 11.30 and

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

The Outsiders

I have always assumed that any mischief in this aid operation would come from the

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Back to the Sea

Cheddipalayam is one of many fishing communities that lay in the path of the Tsunami,

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

The Gentle Warrior

Our friend Grattan belongs in a long and honorable line of non-violent resistors. He cannot

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

The War Widows

In the village of Nasivanteevu we finally come face to face with war. This is

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Divided Councils

Every village has an elected rural development society, and many agencies deliver their aid through

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Dealing With Grief

It is now nine months since V. Thangumani, also know as Viji to her friends,

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Facts and Figures

We enter Dale Farm under a gate of barbed wire, past a large banner which

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

A Humanitarian Crisis?

Our first call in Colchester is to Grattan Puxon, the indefatigable supporter of the Dale

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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03 Mar

Leaders

I’m reminded of the newspaper article I read on arrival about the weakness of civil

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Posted Mar 03, 2008

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28 Feb

Return to Dale Farm

I arrived today in the English town of Colchester, east of London, to pick up

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Posted Feb 28, 2008

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25 Feb

Farther from Home

Although it might not be expected at first, it seems that everyone in Sri Lanka

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Posted Feb 25, 2008

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18 Feb

National Day

Two weeks ago Sri Lanka commemorated its independence from the British in 1948 with annual

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Posted Feb 18, 2008

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01 Feb

The Big Decision

I just left Gaighat and after a relatively uneventful bus-ride I arrived back in Kathmandu

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Posted Feb 01, 2008

3
01 Feb

The Madheshi Women’s National Conference – Part I: The Context

Before launching into the conference, here’s a little background to explain what “Madheshi” is, as

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Posted Feb 01, 2008

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21 Jan

Legitimate Expectation

Continued from Help Withdrawn… Dismayed by the letter from the Ministry Mr. Appa contacted the

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Posted Jan 21, 2008

0
21 Jan

Life goes on

The conflict in Sri Lanka has periodically intensified and abated over the past two decades

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Posted Jan 21, 2008

0
21 Jan

Help Withdrawn

Mr. Appa (not his actual name) attended a meeting convened by the President’s office through

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Posted Jan 21, 2008

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20 Jan

Small Victories

Continued from Legitimate Expectation… The Court of Appeals issued its final judgment in favor of

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Posted Jan 20, 2008

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20 Jan

End and New Beginning

Happy New Year! Aurudu – Sri Lankan New Year: April 13th

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Posted Jan 20, 2008

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13 Jan

Nothing to See Here

Even though the ceasefire agreement (CFA) has already been mostly ignored by both sides, one

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Posted Jan 13, 2008

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06 Jan

New Year Predictions

Preceding the dawn of the new year every politician staked a claim that this would

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Posted Jan 06, 2008

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31 Dec

NESPEC Celebrates and Educates about Human Rights

NESPEC (Nepal Social Development and People’s Empowerment Center) is a human rights organization at the

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Posted Dec 31, 2007

1
31 Dec

Rounding out the Festival Season Part I – Tihar

At some point during the Dashain Festival in Gaighat, a friend said to me, “you

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Posted Dec 31, 2007

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31 Dec

Rounding out the Festival Season Part II – Chaot

Chaot is a festival that is particularly important within Nepal’s Madheshi community who originated from

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Posted Dec 31, 2007

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21 Dec

Moment for Reflection

As the end of the year rolls around, organizations and people rush to wrap up

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Posted Dec 21, 2007

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21 Dec

Rhetoric and Arms

The conflict throughout Sri Lanka seems to be fundamentally a political struggle; not in the

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Posted Dec 21, 2007

1
16 Dec

Thoughts on Hope

Civil society in Sri Lanka faces the imposing challenge of cultivating the growth of alternatives

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Posted Dec 16, 2007

2
10 Dec

Tea and Human Futures

A few weeks ago I visited the Hill Country, a wide region roughly centered on

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Posted Dec 10, 2007

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20 Nov

SIDDIPUR PART I: The importance of land rights

I had an amazing opportunity to join my friends from NESPEC as they traveled for

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Posted Nov 20, 2007

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20 Nov

SIDDIPUR PART II: Nepali Hospitality at its Finest

We arrived in Siddipur to conduct the project kick-off meeting after a 3 hour motorcycle

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Posted Nov 20, 2007

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19 Nov

Risk

Throughout Sri Lanka and even in Colombo people must always consider the risk of being

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Posted Nov 19, 2007

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11 Nov

Internal Movement

Aside from the familiar traffic, everyday travel by Sri Lankans in Colombo and its surrounding

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Posted Nov 11, 2007

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07 Nov

THE GREAT FESTIVEAL OF NEPAL: DASHAIN (pronounced Dasai)

In the middle of the fall festival season comes the biggest of Nepali festivals. During

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Posted Nov 07, 2007

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07 Nov

SADLY IT’S OFFICIAL…. BUT WE PICK UP AND MOVE ON (PART #1)

[I couldn’t think of topical images to accompany this blog. So instead I’ve inserted random

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Posted Nov 07, 2007

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06 Nov

SADLY IT’S OFFICIAL…. BUT WE PICK UP AND MOVE ON (PART #2)

Coincidently, the “great festival” of Dashain was held shortly after the election tragedy. On one

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Posted Nov 06, 2007

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04 Nov

Conflict Dynamics

The impact of the conflict in Sri Lanka on day to day routines might be

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Posted Nov 04, 2007

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28 Oct

Theory of Relativity

Due to an extremely fortunate coincidence, I arrived in Sri Lanka during the early morning

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Posted Oct 28, 2007

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04 Oct

“SEIZING” THEIR RIGHTS

I’ve repeatedly heard a similar line of rhetoric in speeches given by members of marginalized

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Posted Oct 04, 2007

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04 Oct

TEEJ – FESTIVAL OF WOMEN

Fall is festival season in Nepal, and things have definitely begun to kick into high

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Posted Oct 04, 2007

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20 Sep

Madheshi Women’s Advocacy Forum: Initial Successes and Challenges

Since moving to Kathmandu I’ve spent most of my time helping the Madheshi Women’s Advocacy

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Posted Sep 20, 2007

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16 Sep

Politics and Music: The Next Indian Idol

There are two kinds of voting currently consuming the thoughts and energy of the Nepali

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Posted Sep 16, 2007

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04 Sep

The Madheshi Women’s National Conference – Part III: Excerpts from “Hamro Kata” or “Our Story”

1. We are Madheshi women. We are Dalit, Tharu, Rajvarrshi, Meche, Hindu, and Muslim. We

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Posted Sep 04, 2007

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04 Sep

The Madheshi Women’s National Conference – Part II: The Conference (aka: “The Women Leaders Are Found!”)

Through the helpful web of foreigners in Nepal I became acquainted with a temporary Kathmandu

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Posted Sep 04, 2007

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23 Aug

Harriya II: The NESPEC Touch

During our trip to Harriya I was able to learn more about the work of

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Posted Aug 23, 2007

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23 Aug

Harriya I: Who needs “Survivor”

These past few months in Nepal have been and on going process of having my

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Posted Aug 23, 2007

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22 Aug

Rajendra Sunar

Rajendra Sunar walks about a kilometer to his metal workshop most mornings after breakfast at

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Posted Aug 22, 2007

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22 Aug

One of my expeditions recently was to a school in Bardiya District. I posed with

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Posted Aug 22, 2007

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22 Aug

A New Series of Blogs Coming Soon….

With my time in Nepal coming to a close, my pace and style of work

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Posted Aug 22, 2007

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20 Aug

Harriya III – Life-styles of the Rich and…

As I’ve jostled along on various bus rides I’ve seen Nepali’s sleeping and tried to

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Posted Aug 20, 2007

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20 Aug

Parmila

I have been blessed with an adopted mother in Nepal (which everyone at NESPEC loves

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Posted Aug 20, 2007

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20 Aug

Burnt Out Bus

This bus struck and killed a local villager working in the fields. A mob burned

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Posted Aug 20, 2007

1
20 Aug

The Circle of Bandas

On my first day in Nepal there was a banda. Banda means strike. I have

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Posted Aug 20, 2007

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16 Aug

Wading to Work

Sidestreets flood after every heavy rain even though the worst of this particular flood has

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Posted Aug 16, 2007

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16 Aug

Drainage

A drainage ditch in front of a line of shops is covered in trash and

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Posted Aug 16, 2007

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16 Aug

The Aftermath

I have mentioned previously that my recent time away from Nepalgunj coincided with the worst

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Posted Aug 16, 2007

0
16 Aug

COCAP Focal Point Meeting

In order to fully understand this particular blog, as well as my summer work in

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Posted Aug 16, 2007

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15 Aug

Karnali Bridge

A group of the volunteers and I at the Karnali Bridge.

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Posted Aug 15, 2007

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15 Aug

Roadtrip!

As I hinted in my previous journal, once I met the volunteers on their tour

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Posted Aug 15, 2007

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15 Aug

The Main Event

This gigantic spider (maybe crab is a better description) suddenly appeared on my wall –

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Posted Aug 15, 2007

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14 Aug

Bijay Kumar Son – Volunteer, Activist and Actor

Bijay is one of my best friends from the volunteers. He was an active photographer

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Posted Aug 14, 2007

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14 Aug

Drama in the Streets of Mahendranagar

In Mahendranagar three performances had been planned. The first would take place at the market

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Posted Aug 14, 2007

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14 Aug

Performance in Dhungadi

A crowd gathers to watch the COCAP street drama in Dhungadi (souther-western Nepal).

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Posted Aug 14, 2007

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14 Aug

Nepali Street Drama

I have spent much of my summer engaged in various meetings and discussions aimed at

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Posted Aug 14, 2007

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14 Aug

Uhsa

Uhsa Pandey is the COCAP Focal Point Facilitator in Mahendranagar. She and Jeff have been

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Posted Aug 14, 2007

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14 Aug

Another busride, another adventure

As I had meetings scheduled with International NGOs (for the second time since I never

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Posted Aug 14, 2007

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09 Aug

Side Street in Mahendranagar

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Posted Aug 09, 2007

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09 Aug

COCAP Regional Meeting in Mahendranagar

After my arrival in Mahendranagar, Jeff, Songyee and I had a little time to discuss

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Posted Aug 09, 2007

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09 Aug

Songyee and Jeff in Mahendranagar

Jeff is the Advocacy Project Peace Fellow working with COCAP in the far-western region of

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Posted Aug 09, 2007

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09 Aug

Rush to Mahendranagar

I have found that in Nepal it makes little sense to plan too far ahead.

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Posted Aug 09, 2007

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08 Aug

Karuna, Resham and Krishna

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Posted Aug 08, 2007

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08 Aug

Bhalighary

“Bhalighary Khalo Pratha is a system where the various services of Dalits are supplied in

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Posted Aug 08, 2007

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06 Aug

Loose ends

As the end of my fellowship nears, it is only fitting that I finally see

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Posted Aug 06, 2007

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02 Aug

Motorbiking Through Rural Nepal

[youtube]RXYzlE3-Qjw[/youtube] I made a third video while riding on the back of a friend’s motorcycle.

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Posted Aug 02, 2007

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02 Aug

Karuna Giri and Women’s Empowerment

Throughout my time in Nepal I have learned a lot about the country, myself and

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Posted Aug 02, 2007

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02 Aug

Karuna Giri

Karuna Giri in front of one of the sewing machines she uses to teach women

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Posted Aug 02, 2007

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01 Aug

Uterus WHAT?!?!? – Part II

I sat down with my male colleagues (yes, again, all men) to negotiate our communication

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Posted Aug 01, 2007

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01 Aug

The Roller Coaster of Concepts and Proposals

With a great proposal about voter awareness in hand (written as the product of our

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Posted Aug 01, 2007

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01 Aug

Follow up to: Uterus WHAT?!?!?!?

1. I have been really overwhelmed by all the responses to my last blog –

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Posted Aug 01, 2007

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30 Jul

Fires in Bitola

As I left work last Monday, I noticed that the plaster on our office, which

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Posted Jul 30, 2007

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27 Jul

Floods in Nepalgunj

I am currently in Kathmandu for meetings and it turns out I left Nepalgunj just

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Posted Jul 27, 2007

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25 Jul

Sunset over the Lake

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Posted Jul 25, 2007

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25 Jul

Boating on the Great Lake of Nepalgunj

My room in Nepalgunj is in a nice house with a very kind family. The

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Posted Jul 25, 2007

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24 Jul

Police On Their Rounds

For more of my pictures visit my flickr.

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Posted Jul 24, 2007

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24 Jul

Ready for Action

Recently, during a slow day at the office some excitement came through on the radio.

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Posted Jul 24, 2007

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24 Jul

Uterus WHAT?!?!?

Frequently my conversations in Nepal involve a lot of gesturing from both sides. The less

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Posted Jul 24, 2007

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23 Jul

Sports and éclairs: my two favorite things

It’s hard to feel motivated to do much of anything in this weather. With the

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Posted Jul 23, 2007

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23 Jul

Indrapur – Part III

While most of our meeting in Indrapur was taken up by discussion related specifically to

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Posted Jul 23, 2007

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21 Jul

Gathering at Indrapur

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Posted Jul 21, 2007

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21 Jul

Indrapur – Part II

All meetings in almost every situation in Nepal start with mass introductions. Every person present

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Posted Jul 21, 2007

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20 Jul

The Road to Indrapur

For more of my pictures visit my flickr.

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Posted Jul 20, 2007

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20 Jul

Indrapur and the Madheshi People – Part I

Fresh off of my visit to Kali Nagar village, I returned to the office on

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Posted Jul 20, 2007

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19 Jul

The Bus Ride

It took a couple of tries to actually get on the bus to head out

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

2
19 Jul

Making My Presence Known

Over the course of the week in Kathmandu, COCAP slowly unveiled its expectations for their

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

2
19 Jul

The Aguwas of Kali Nagar – Part I

Last Friday night I stayed out late for the first time in Nepalgunj, late in

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

The Aguwas of Kali Nagar – Part II

Following Nayan, we soon arrived at a local house. A few of the boys had

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

Marlboros for Nepal

I bought two packs of cigarettes the other day, Marlboros with the red and white

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

In Transit

With one final sleepless night and plenty of last minute scrambling, I was ultimately able

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

Grassroots

On my second full day in Kathmandu Anil once again came to the hotel to

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

Dialogue

During my many conversations with COCAP volunteers and staff over the last week I have

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

Cast of Characters

It has not taken me long to settle into somewhat of a routine here in

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

The Photographer – Part 2

I am, as a photographer, undeniably timid. I do not like asking people to take

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

Mayurbasti

Once the rain had started it did not want to quit. To return to Nepalgunj

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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19 Jul

Regional Meeting – Day 1

While much of my time recently has been spent making visits to COCAP member organizations,

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

2
19 Jul

Loxmi’s Flight From Accham

Rain moves in slowly in Nepalgunj. In the mornings the sun shines down relentlessly, sending

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

2
19 Jul

Kali Nagar Part III – Chicken and Local

By the time our meeting with the aguwas broke up, the sun had set. It

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

3
16 Jul

The Aguwas of Kali Nagar

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Posted Jul 16, 2007

3
16 Jul

Nayan and I

behind us is the village phone booth.

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Posted Jul 16, 2007

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16 Jul

New law in Macedonia!

There’s a song on the radio with the lyrics “that girl’s got mad crossing the

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Posted Jul 16, 2007

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13 Jul

Quite a Business Trip

Our efforts to bring the 4 members of COCAP’s Eastern Region together had repeatedly failed.

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Posted Jul 13, 2007

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11 Jul

Dipek, Balkrishna and Nayan

Dipek is on the bike. Balkrishna and Nayan are Tharu villagers from the village Kali

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Posted Jul 11, 2007

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11 Jul

First Rain of the Monsoon

[youtube]dMgi_YDnfr4[/youtube] I have made a second video. This one about the rain slowly moving in

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Posted Jul 11, 2007

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11 Jul

Introducing….Mr. Dipek Bhatterai

On Friday morning I received a surprise phone call. It was my friend Dipek Bhatterai

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Posted Jul 11, 2007

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10 Jul

Independence Day

Occasionally in the late afternoon a few friends from work and I will go get

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Posted Jul 10, 2007

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09 Jul

Regional Meeting – Day 2

Day 2 of the meetings started early again. We began with very general discussions to

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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09 Jul

What Caste are You?

I have already introduced the trio of Loxmi, Santi and Pipa in a previous entry.

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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09 Jul

SWEET/SAC Training

While I work for COCAP, the COCAP focal point is actually housed in the office

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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09 Jul

At Training

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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09 Jul

Group Discussions

For more of my photography, visit my flickr. Technorati Profile

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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09 Jul

Om and Jaiyanti at the Meeting

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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09 Jul

The 4th of July

The State Department warns American citizens traveling abroad to avoid local political manifestations and any

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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06 Jul

[youtube]AkwAv9Naets[/youtube]

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Posted Jul 06, 2007

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06 Jul

Reflections…

As I near the halfway point of my stay, I thought I would give a

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Posted Jul 06, 2007

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06 Jul

Dirty Knees

This post is a bit of a digression but I thought I’d expound on some

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Posted Jul 06, 2007

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05 Jul

Heeding the call of the Bandhas?

I had this great idea. I was going to go to Kathmandu to meet with

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Posted Jul 05, 2007

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03 Jul

London – Oxford Circus

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

Fetching the Water

for more of my pictures from Nepal visit my flickr.

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

0
03 Jul

Durbar Blur

This is the kind of traffic Durbar Square sees on a non-banda day!

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

View from my Roof

These are the farmlands that are behind my house.

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

Suhayatra Nepal

Members of Suhayatra Nepal in their Office.

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

At the Bike Shop

Final adjustments are made on my new bike while the owner looks on.

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

Broken Statue

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

Metal Workers

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

The City of Kathmandu

My days in Kathmandu have been a mix of finding my bearings in the city,

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

COCAP – Collective Campaign for Peace

Link to COCAP’s site Before I left many people asked about the organization I’d be

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

First blog entry

Welcome to my first official blog entry! As you can imagine I’m very excited and

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

1
03 Jul

The Karki Family

I heard a requesty for a picture of Krishna Karki, my colleague at COCAP. Here

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

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03 Jul

Regional Meeting

I just wanted to write a quick note that I have neglected blogging for a

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Posted Jul 03, 2007

2
02 Jul

The Look

The kid in red is definitely giving me ‘The Look’

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

2
02 Jul

In the Circle

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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02 Jul

Bridge in Bardiya District

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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02 Jul

Santi and I

Santi Karki, Krishna’s younger sister and I. Nitin (7 yrs old) took this picture and

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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02 Jul

Mayurbasti Villagers

Some of Krishna’s neighbors in Mayurbasti. The man in the hat asked for the photo,

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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02 Jul

Arriving in Gaighat

We arrived in Gaighat in the middle of a rainstorm. Of course, I couldn’t distinguish

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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02 Jul

Civil Society Activties #1 – Sit-ins, rallys & marches – oh my!

The Nepalese people are nothing if not politically active. In my first 3 weeks in

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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30 Jun

Great question!

I was asked an excellent question based on my last blog, “Why do the people

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Posted Jun 30, 2007

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30 Jun

The Road through Bardiya

Nepalgunj is located in Banke District, which is a part of the Mid-Western Development Region

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Posted Jun 30, 2007

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28 Jun

Another YCL Rally

On my way home from dinner the other evening, I ran into a traffic jam

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Posted Jun 28, 2007

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26 Jun

The Photographer – Part 1

My first few days in Nepalgunj I did not take my camera out of my

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Posted Jun 26, 2007

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26 Jun

Down With the King!

Nepalgunj has one major road. Sukhet Road stretches from the base of the hills in

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Posted Jun 26, 2007

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25 Jun

Bands and Borders

“So,” Zlatko asks, “what kind of music do you listen to?” “Oh, you know, a

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Posted Jun 25, 2007

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23 Jun

My Wheels

The distance from my house to work is probably two miles. For the first few

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Posted Jun 23, 2007

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20 Jun

My New Home

Nepalgunj is located in the south west of Nepal in Banke District. It is one

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Posted Jun 20, 2007

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18 Jun

Last day

I can’t believe it has come so fast—my fellowship has officially come to an end

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Posted Jun 18, 2007

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18 Jun

Introductions

Every morning begins the same: at 9:00 am a red Yugo drives down the small

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Posted Jun 18, 2007

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18 Jun

Damaged Bridge

This was the bridge damaged by the Maoists during the civil war. This bridge was

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Posted Jun 18, 2007

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18 Jun

Road Trip

Jeff and I completed the journey from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj in just a shade under

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Posted Jun 18, 2007

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14 Jun

Morning Worship in Busy Kathmandu

[youtube]dPofXW5f8N0[/youtube] This is a short video I made in Kathmandu. It is the first one

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Posted Jun 14, 2007

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12 Jun

correction

Apparently, “bad” is spelled “baad” (not that English transliteration is ever accurate). More information, which

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Posted Jun 12, 2007

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12 Jun

Still Waiting

Well it seems the stars have aligned against us and held us in Kathmandu for

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Posted Jun 12, 2007

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12 Jun

First Impression 1

I knew at some point between Dubai’s Terminal 2 and getting off in Kabul I

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Posted Jun 12, 2007

1
12 Jun

Into the Night

A few days ago our house hosted a small get-together amongst other development worker friends.

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Posted Jun 12, 2007

2
12 Jun

BANDA!

It is almost time for us to leave Kathmandu. The work that COCAP wants us

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Posted Jun 12, 2007

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11 Jun

YCL Protest

Jeff an I witnessed a protest the other day. We later learned the protestors were

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Posted Jun 11, 2007

0
11 Jun

Meeting at COCAP

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Posted Jun 11, 2007

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11 Jun

Red Sari

Patan’s Durbar Square. For more of my pictures visit my flickr.

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Posted Jun 11, 2007

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11 Jun

Landing in Kathmandu

My communication with COCAP about plans for my arrival hadn’t been great, though I had

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Posted Jun 11, 2007

1
11 Jun

The eAsia 2007 Conference

Last week, eHomemakers’ Ching Ching was invited to speak at the eAsia 2007 conference. Delegates

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Posted Jun 11, 2007

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11 Jun

Being Eco and Socially Conscious

Having lived in California prior to my fellowship here, I was lucky to be surrounded

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Posted Jun 11, 2007

0
11 Jun

Rural Romance

Rural Romance—A term used by Nalaka Gunawardene of TVE Asia Pacific to describe the development

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Posted Jun 11, 2007

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10 Jun

Patan

Reading my last few journals here you might get the impression that it has been

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Posted Jun 10, 2007

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10 Jun

test 2

Technorati Profile

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Posted Jun 10, 2007

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09 Jun

First Impression 2

Despite what I had been told, Kabul Airport turned out to be a walk in

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Posted Jun 09, 2007

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09 Jun

Doing Our Part

One of the exciting things about Kathmandu is the unpredictability. Around every corner, down every

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Posted Jun 09, 2007

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05 Jun

6 AM in Kathmandu

For more of my pictures from Nepal visit my flickr.

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Posted Jun 05, 2007

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03 Jun

Into the Fray

With my first impression of Kathmandu being a peaceful and quiet one, at 10 am

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Posted Jun 03, 2007

0
03 Jun

Waking Up in Kathmandu

My first full day in Kathmandu started early. Having fallen asleep at around 5 pm

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Posted Jun 03, 2007

0
30 May

Introduction

July 11, 2005 will mark the tenth anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia,

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Posted May 30, 2007

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23 May

Here I Go!

The countdown has begun. I’m leaving for Nepal in a few days. I’ve been doing

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Posted May 23, 2007

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23 May

Getting started

Three years ago, a Polish newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, republished a story originally written in 1989

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Posted May 23, 2007

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16 May

Introduction

As part of AP’s effort to support its partners around the world, Alex Goldmark, a

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Posted May 16, 2007

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17 Apr

Departure

December 15, 2006 Tomorrow is my last day at Bosfam. I know the normal reaction

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Hibernation

November 30, 2006 If T.S. Eliot had been from Tuzla, I feel certain he would

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Thanksgiving

November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s all about friends and

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Ghosts

November 16, 2006 The Bosnian word for guest is “gost,” pronounced almost exactly like the

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Sarajevo

November 9, 2006 This past weekend I spent three days in Sarajevo, and if I

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Bajram

October 26, 2006 Life at Bosfam has taken on a new tenor this week; Ramadan,

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Really, Really ‘Lost in Translation’

October 19, 2006 It is important never to underestimate the power of humor as an

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Srebrenica

October 12, 2006 At the end of my first week in Bosnia and Hercegovina, I

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

Arrival

October 5, 2006 Autumn has arrived in Bosnia on my second full day in Tuzla.

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

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17 Apr

International Festival

Last weekend the International School of Kuala Lumpur hosted its annual “International Festival,” a celebration

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

0
17 Apr

Salaam Wanita’s Business Plan

While trying to develop Salaam Wanita’s business plan, I’ve come across great examples of sustainable

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

1
17 Apr

The New Year

When you’re eating authentic banana leaf South Indian cuisine, ordering in Malaysian and surrounded by

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

0
17 Apr

The Google Seminar

At a Google seminar I attended last week on behalf of eHomemakers, a young gentleman

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

0
17 Apr

The Beginning

I’ve been with eHomemakers for a little more than a week now, although it feels

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Posted Apr 17, 2007

0
16 Apr

One Island, Two Peoples

Sri Lanka is inhabited by two peoples, Sinhalese and Tamils, who both claim to be

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

0
16 Apr

Preparing for Two Million Demonstrators

“In the eastern Nepal again, one priest has declared that he would not speak a

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

0
16 Apr

Through the Eyes of a Human Rights Monitor

“My efforts were thwarted when I came to know that the one who was unconscious

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

0
16 Apr

Another Bloodshed Day

Life is completely paralyzed in Nepal for yet another day. People are living amid fear

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

1
16 Apr

Highhandedness of Government in Nepal

Nepalese are seeing dark days in his history for last seven days. With the ongoing

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

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16 Apr

Good by Curfew

The second day (April 7, 2006) of the 4 day long general strike called by

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

0
16 Apr

Katmandu Burning

The four day general strike called by Seven Party Alliance (SPA) here in Nepal ran

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

0
16 Apr

Defiance of Ban Imposed by Government and Mass Arrests

The government took stern actions to foil the upcoming four days nationwide general strike called

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Posted Apr 16, 2007

0
13 Apr

June 2003

I went to Srebrenica with Marta one last time in June before leaving the country.

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Posted Apr 13, 2007

0
13 Apr

June 2003

Here’s what’s in the news lately about Srebrenica. The other day I was in Srebrenica

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Posted Apr 13, 2007

0
13 Apr

June 2003

Srebrenica: War Criminals and a Summer Festival Srebrenica is known to the world as a

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Posted Apr 13, 2007

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13 Apr

May 2003

The face of Srebrenica is gradually changing. Local NGOs continue to struggle for return and

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April 2003

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