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Bhiamie Williamson - Blog 2: New Perspectives and Fresh Approaches

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Recently, I have been reflecting on my time in Yunesit’in. Specifically, I have been thinking deeply about some of the core issues at the heart of my project and how I have and continue to engage with these. This blog will remain consistent with the approach I adopted in my previous blogs, acting as a sort of canvas where I can organise my experiences and consider my thoughts in order to arrive at a heightened sense of awareness of what I am doing (questioning what I am doing is something I struggle with from time to time during research).

Tasneem Bhaidu - Blog 4: The Sundarbans (ES)

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In this blog, I discuss the impending risks facing the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, which is located in Bangladesh. I was lucky to be able to visit and spend three days in the Sundarbans during my internship!  

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Danae Zachari - Blog 6: Unaccompanied and Separated Refugee Children

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In this last blog of an incredible experience at MSRI, I look at one of the sub-population of MSRI beneficiaries - Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). I discuss some of the challenges these children face and I look at the UNHCR guidelines for determining the best interest of the child.

 

 

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Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 7: The Great Fun Magical Day (GFMD)

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For my last blog post, I want to talk about one of my favourite experiences I had while in Dhaka.  

Quite a way back now, in July, we were lucky enough to meet Anas, a young man who had previously worked with RMMRU, but who was pursuing his Master’s degree in Germany. Anas had come back to Bangladesh to visit family and during his visit, he also did a bit of work for RMMRU. It was at this time that we met Anas. We quickly formed a bond and were eager to spend more time together and learn about his life. Unfortunately, Anas had to return back to Germany to continue with his studies. However, the discussions we had in Dhaka lead us to stay in touch.

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Kimberly Copeland - Blog 7: De-Bunking Social Responsibility

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The last month of 2016 brings my last blog as a Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives intern at the Malaysian Social Research Institute. I wanted to write this last written episode of this UVic CAPI experience about something we interns are taught to examine and explore throughout this unique opportunity: social responsibility. This blog is a personal attempt to de-bunk the stigmas and approaches to social responsibility as an intern working for a NGO providing support to the Middle Eastern refugee population in Malaysia.

 

Zachary Brabazon - Blog 7: Interview with Mahbubur Rahman Pt 2

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Please listen to part one, also on this site!

Thank you.

Zachary

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Zahura Ahmed - Blog 3: Climate Change Induced Migration (ES)

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BOMSA is mainly focused on external migration for economic purposes- women leaving Bangladesh for work in order to supplement their income. As such, all of the work that I have been exposed to concerns this form of migration. However, it is impossible to ignore the rampant internal migration within the country, specifically that which is heavily influenced by climate change, and the subsequent problems that it accompanies. A few weeks ago, I met a woman who had written her PhD thesis on this topic, which sparked my interest in further researching it.

Tasneem Bhaidu - Blog 3: The Hijra Community in Bangladesh (GE)

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The following is an informational and reflective blog on the transgender community in Bangladesh called Hijras.

David Fox - Blog 3: The Complexities of Workplace Culture (GE)

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I’ve been reflecting a lot recently about what it means to be a worker, specifically in the context of the not-for-profit / non-government / civil society work sector. It’s no surprise to most that working in the sector long term is not for the faint of heart. From my perspective, those that are passionate about a certain cause (usually related to development in one area or another) put up with incredibly large obstacles in order to work towards a cause they believe in.