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Archive: August 2013

Sonia Preisler- Blog Post 1: Beginnings

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It has been hard to figure out how to encompass all of my first impressions into one blog post.  I find myself unable to articulate into words the constant over stimulation of my senses that this city offers (rather forcefully) on its inhabitants. Perhaps that’s why I’ve waited. Waited for the dust to settle (which it never does, does it?), for my own preconceived notions to be deconstructed, checked and proven wrong. But that feels monumental, an ongoing process… so I’ll start slow. I’ll tell you about my first experiences through a few of my senses.

Elena Lopez - Blog Post 2: The implementation of the UN Convention on Migrant Workers in the Philippines

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Being an intern at CMA has granted me access to places I would never be able to go simply as a student.  The very first meeting I attended was a UN legislative drafting session for the UN protocol on smuggling. It was an amazing privilege to see first-hand the process of a government drafting laws to bring itself in line with the UN conventions it has ratified. Of course, having this access means that I’ve had to learn a lot about the United Nations and international law. It’s one thing to know abstractly what the UN does, and another to witness it in action.

Marguerite Heyns - Blog Post 2: Compromise and Complexity

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I’m currently sitting in a café on the bank of the Krabi River attempting to reflect on my experience in Bangladesh over the past five months. It’s hard to pin point exactly how I feel about everything. Since departing the country I’ve had dozens of other travellers ask me how I feel, and what it was like, and I rarely have an accurate response. I suppose that is because I didn’t have just one experience. I can’t tell just one story.

Marguerite Heyns - Podcast 2: Feminism and Leadership in Bangladesh

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While I was in Bangladesh I met a few absolutely incredible women. They were involved in diverse fields, all bound by feminism and resistance. I was inspired and in awe of all of them and decided I wanted to share their experiences and work. Subsequently I’ve put together a short podcast series documenting these women and their impact through interviews.

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