All posts tagged with: refugee

Why I Believe You Can Be a Human Rights Advocate

Publié 8 décembre 2014 Avatar Lauren Wedekind

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By age seventeen, Nam* had been forced into marrying a stranger, bearing his child, and risking her life to be a refugee on a remote island. In April 1975, the North Vietnamese Communist Party took over the Republic of South Vietnam, and violently threatened residents of Saigon, South Vietnam’s then-capital and Nam’s hometown. Like thousands of other residents, Nam’s family desperately uprooted from their relatively comfortable living situation, only to cram like sardines int...


Grasping in the darkness-the hopes of a refugee in Kenya

Publié 30 mai 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Michael Deng was born in Panyagoor Village in South Sudan in 1989 at the height of the civil war between the North and South. At the tender age of 5, Deng unlike other children who play with toys, already knew how to hold and use an AK47 gun (Kalachnikov) that he was supposed to use to help protect his family and his father’s livestock from the enemy. The war that lasted decades in Sudan before the South successfully seceded from the North left him scarred just like many Sout...


"I even achieved my purpose of finding my path.."

Publié 5 mars 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Somar, a young Syrian from Hama is studying Turkish in Nizip-2 Camp in Gaziantep, Turkey.


OneMinutesJr. Workshop Za'atari: Part 3 - Lights, Camera, Action!

Publié 9 février 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The OneMinutesJr. gives youth the opportunity to have their voices heard by creating one minute videos that share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr. held a workshop in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 18-23 January 2014. Read Part One and Part Two. Finally a full day of filming! There’s a lot to film, but we have a bit of extra time because the screening is not until the 6th day. 13-year-old Oday used to love swimmin...


OneMinutesJr. Workshop Za'atari: Part 2 - Getting Hands-On with Filmmaking

Publié 3 février 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The OneMinutesJr. gives youth the opportunity to have their voices heard by creating one minute videos that share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr. held a workshop in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 18-23 January 2014. Read Part One and Part Three The first day of the Zaatari Camp workshop involved a lot of teaching, a lot of supervising and we only barely got to scratch the surface of the video ideas. On the second day,...


OneMinutesJr. Workshop Za'atari: Part 1 - Breaking the Ice

Publié 21 janvier 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The OneMinutesJr. gives youth the opportunity to have their voices heard by creating one minute videos that share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr. held a workshop in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 18-23 January 2014. Read Part Two and Part Three. Kids quietly filed into a pre-fabricated caravan for the first day of the OneMinutesJr. workshop. We are in base camp at the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, and today w...


Stay Strong Indonesia!!

Publié 21 janvier 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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It’s January 2014, we are still in the beginning of this year. But it’s really sad to know that there are too many bad things that are happening around this time in Indonesia. We have discussed "Disaster Relief" as our debate topic about a month ago. Now, we will talk about some disasters occurring in Indonesia. The first natural disaster occurred in September 2013 which was the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia. State volcanologist Surono said, “The 2,...


OneMinutesJr. Jordan Workshop: Day Four "Filming and editing are nonstop!"

Publié 18 janvier 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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Filming and editing were non-stop on the last 2 days of the workshop. On the 4th day, we started out by driving to Baqa’a camp. Baqa’a began as a refugee camp in 1968 for Palestinians who left the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the 1967 Arab Israeli War. What were once tents are now concrete shelters, and the camp feels more like a town. Our first film shoot was for Maram, an 18-year old who has already been married and divorced. She was very open about expressing this...


OneMinutesJr. Jordan Workshop: Day Three "Filming, Filming, Filming"

Publié 16 janvier 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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Filming, filming, filming. We only filmed 1 video on the 2nd day and have 16 more to film over the next 2 days. So the day starts off with a busy schedule of back to back shoots. First up is Rosh (19). He emigrated from Iraq in 2003 with his family and has tried hard to keep his spirit and identity. He believes everything has a start and an end, and that you should remain true to yourself no matter where you are. Because of his strong ideas of moving forward, we decided to film h...


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