Gretchen Murphy

Gretchen Murphy (Survivor Corps in Vietnam): Gretchen has considerable experience of volunteering with human rights prior to her fellowship. Her jobs included working with Amnesty International’s International Justice and Accountability Program, and served at International Service for Peace (SIPAZ) in Chiapas, Mexico where she researched the impact of international organizations on indigenous nonviolence movements. Gretchen also interned at International Crisis Group in Washington DC. Where she focused on the role of new media in advocacy and the role of media in creating change. At the time of her fellowship, Gretchen was pursuing her Masters degree at American University’s School of International Service. After her fellowship, Gretchen wrote: “I witnessed some of the most genuine forgiveness I have ever seen. Although I did run across the occasional angry person (often rightfully so) ALL of the survivors I met were nothing but generous and welcoming to me. It was incredibly humbling.”



How To Get Rid of a 40 Year Old Bomb

21 Jun

Last week MAG (Mines Advisory Group) hosted the mid-year INGO meeting for Quang Binh Province.  I was able to attend as a representative of LSN-V.  As the meeting host, MAG invited the other attendees to view a UXO detonation at their demolition site outside of Dong Hoi City.  Although LSN-V focuses on aiding UXO/landmine survivors and does not do clearance, MAG’s work is closely tied to LSN-V’s objectives.  I shot the following video at the demolition.  Please check it out!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlXEQjItyGk

Posted By Gretchen Murphy

Posted Jun 21st, 2009

1 Comment

  • Danielle

    June 22, 2009

     

    Powerful video, Gretchen. Very well put together. Great job!

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