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Archive: June 2013

Christine Galipeau - Blog Post 1: Dhaka: a megacity that divides

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Every person has to relate to Dhaka in his or her own way. My relationship with Dhaka started at the moment I was boarding the plane from Dubai to Dhaka. People were behaving like they were about to lose their seat. It was chaotic. In that moment, I realized that I was getting a glimpse of my new home. As it turns out, the boarding experience was a preparatory drill for what was to come…

Harrison Ellis - Blog 4: My Experience as a Foreign Election Observer in the Philippines

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During this blog entry I provide some details about my experience as a Foreign Election Observer. I talk about the work faith-based and grassroots organizations are doing to alleviate issues within the democratic process, discussions with rival candidates, and my team’s observations of the electoral process in the Philippines. 

Marguerite Heyns - Blog 1: First Impressions of Bangladesh

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I’ve been living in Bangladesh for more than three months now and this is my first blog post. I could make up a million excuses chronicling why I’ve been so reluctant to share my experience, but what it boils down to is an inadequacy of words. Anything and everything I’ve attempted to write feels like it’s second hand. I still don’t feel like I could make an accurate judgment or convey the breadth of this country—but then again no one can. Instead I am just going to write, and likely ramble, and tell you about intern life in the world’s least habitable city.

Victor Huynh - Podcast 3: Gender Equality in Kerala

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For my final podcast, I interviewed my coworker, Sophy S.R.  She is a recent Master of Social Work graduate from Kerala University and is now the Program Coordinator with Migrant Forum India/National Domestic Workers Movement.  She offers great insight and opinion on the current conditions of gender equality in this state. 

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Victor Huyhn - Blog 3: The Final Days

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As I sit typing up my last blog entry, I feel nostalgic about both my life in Vancouver and my time here in the south of India.  As I journey into the 5th month of my life spent here in Trivandrum, I reminisce about my time spent abroad and prepare for my final month here.

Beaudin Bennett – Podcast 3: A Sunday Morning Walk to Work

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Wow, you really notice how many times you say ‘uh’ and ‘um’ when you spend time putting a podcast together using audio clips of your own voice.  Nonetheless, here is my third and final podcast.  Coming to you from hot and humid Dhaka…in this podcast I take you, the listener, along with me on the walk to work and discuss a few of the things I have learned during my five months here in Bangladesh.  I’m hoping it will give an audio impression of what a few minutes in this city feels like and more.  Walk with me!

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Beaudin Bennett – Podcast 2: Interview with WARBE's Project Coordinator Kamrul Hasan

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In this second podcast I stumble, fumble and bumble (but not mumble) my way through a casual interview with Kamrul Hasan, a co-worker and friend.  Kamrul, Project Coordinator at the Welfare Association for the Rights of Bangladeshi Emigrants (WARBE) Development Foundation, offers some insight into his work as a project coordinator, migration issues in Bangladesh, and the challenges facing WARBE today.  He concludes the interview with a few tips for incoming interns or anyone wishing to travel in Bangladesh.  Please visit www.warbe.org for more information on the migrants' rig

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Harrison Ellis - Podcast 3: Interview with Andy Hall

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While I was in Bangkok for the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the UN HLD, I had the opportunity to speak with Andy Hall, human rights defender, migrant workers specialist and MFA partner. Andy told me about his work in migrant, human, and labour rights; the case National Fruit is filing against him; and its relationship with the human rights situation in Thailand.

 

Blog: http://andyjhall.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Atomicalandy

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