Interview with Joyce Oryem

August 1, 2018

Joyce Oryem was dragged out of her house at midnight, wearing nothing but her panties, and made to watch as her father was beheaded by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Alone, and with children, Joyce struggled to keep her family fed and safe. Now that peace has returned to Gulu, Joyce is being evicted and sent back to the village that she risked her life to escape.

Warning: This podcast is a real story and contains graphic accounts of violence.


Ready to Engage: Michelle’s Fellowship Training Thoughts

June 4, 2018

Lindsey Killett interviews Michelle Nyaga about her reasons for becoming a peace fellow and her thoughts from the 2018 fellowship training.


Hopes and Fears: Preparing for a Three-Month Journey To Nepal

May 31, 2018

Former Advocacy Project (AP) Peace Fellow Ash Kosiewicz talks to current AP fellow Caroline about her upcoming work this summer with the Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) .


Hopes and Fears: Meeting Superwoman

September 20, 2017

Sarita Thapa introduces herself.


Prabal on working with NEFAD:”I’m very touched by the stories I hear.”

September 15, 2017

Prabal Thapa is NEFAD’s associate and works as a liaison between the Advocacy Project and NEFAD. In this podcast, he discusses the opportunities and challenges of working with NEFAD.

Photo by: Kirstin.


Our Memories are in our Eyes

August 28, 2017

Kirstin interviews Fudia Chaudhari on the disappearance of her son, Krishna: “We are mentally stopped since he disappeared. My eyes have dried. My tears are finished now. We always remember him…I had lots of dreams for him.”


Conversations about Hinduism

August 20, 2017

Prabal, Kistin and Vicky discuss the four problems of life according to Hindusim.


Bardiya At Last

August 15, 2017

“The women of Bardiya who have faced an immense amount of tragedy…are not voiceless and they never have been. They face an immense set of barriers to being heard, but it is not for lack of voices.”


Who Needs Air Conditioning Anyway?

August 10, 2017

While stuck on the bus, Kirstin and Vicky describe ongoing negotiations to get moving again past the landslide.”



August 10, 2017

Kirstin, Vicky, and Prabal get stuck in a bus behind a landslide.


Vicky Heads to Nepal:”I feel a Responsibility”

June 29,2017

Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Vicky shares her thoughts about her upcoming trip to Nepal where she will be working with relatives of the disappeared.


Mattea’s Final Friday Feature Podcast

August 25th, 2016

In Mattea Cumoletti’s final Friday Feature podcast, she interviewed Yanous about why he doesn’t think Greece is facing a “refugee crisis.”  It is a crisis of political will, solidarity, and responsibility sharing—but now it is beginning to feel like a crisis of security as well. Listen below to hear more.


Mattea’s Friday Feature Podcast

August 1st, 2016

In Mattea Cumoletti’s third Friday Feature podcast, she interviews Alice, an inspirational French woman who works as a long-term legal advisor at the Greek Forum of Refugees. In this brief but brilliant conversation, Alice reminds us that “we could all one day become refugees”.


The Importance of Hearing

July 26th, 2016

Amy Gillespie, working with GDPU in Gulu, Uganda, explains the importance of sign language for hearing impaired students. Only about 2% of the deaf community in this area are able to graduate because there is no system in place to help them learn. Because there are very few teachers who are able to teach in basic sign language, many students who are hearing impaired struggle to learn and often drop out of school. Another issue is that learning sign language takes time and money, as well as dedication for both deaf students and interpreters. GDPU tries to help the hearing impaired learn skills so that they can work and integrate into their community, but something needs to be done early on to provide disabled students a quality education. There is no quick fix, but if you would like to support Amy’s cause, you can donate to her global giving page:


Podcast With Meera, Facilitator With CONCERN – Nepal

July 21st, 2016

Lauren Purnell, a 2016 Peace Fellow with AP interviews Meera, a facilitator of one of 70 “child-friendly” rooms run by CONCERN – Nepal. They discuss Meera’s personal hardships that led her to become the wonderful facilitator she is, and the difficult working conditions that many Nepalese children are forced into.


The Struggle for Inclusion in Uganda

July 11th, 2016

Amy Gillespie, a 2016 Peace Fellow with the AP describes her experience working in Gulu, Uganda with GDPU. In her first podcast she explains the educational challenges faced by students with disabilities who are misunderstood by their teachers and bullied by their peers.


Mattea’s Second Friday Feature

July 3rd, 2016

Mattea Cumoletti records her second Friday Feature podcast interviewing Eirini Iliopoulou, one of the Greek Forum of Refugees’ Community Workers in Eleona’s Camp.


Mattea’s First Friday Feature

June 17th, 2016

Mattea Cumoletti records her first podcast interview with Elena Lusso, one of the people who is an advocate for refugees and asylum seekers in Athens.


Mattea’s Favorite Things in Athens

June 14th, 2016

Mattea Cumoletti, a 2016 Peace Fellow, shares all her favorite things about Athens in song! Mattea is working with the Greek Forum of Refugees this summer and before she shares their story, she is sharing her own.


Morgan Moses on her Fellowship with Care Women Nepal

May 26th, 2016

Morgan Moses, a 2016 Peace Fellow, is interviewed by Ash Kosiewicz to discuss her hopes and fears for her approaching fellowship. Next week Morgan will be flyingto Kathmandu to work with Care Women Nepal (CWN) to work with women suffering from Uterine Prolapse.