Australia’s conversation on asylum seekers

August 25, 2012

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Watch the video here “Go Back To Where You Came From” is a brave and powerful series broadcast on Australian TV. The show takes participants on a three-week journey to Afghanistan and Somalia, retracing the journeys undertaken by thousands of asylum seekers each year. It’s refreshing to see that despite the country’s harsh policy on asylum […]

Posted in: refugees

Syrian refugees report rise in child marriage

August 21, 2012

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Netherlands Aid has an insightful report on how and why some Syrian refugees in Jordan are increasingly turning to child marriage for their daughters: Difficult conditions in Jordan have many parents pushing to have their daughters married at an earlier age.   The issue has created a concern among many international aid organizations that the […]

Posted in: Child marriage, refugees

Politics at play in Sabah resettlement of refugees

August 20, 2012

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The deportation of refugees from the disputed territory of Sabah, a territory claimed in part by both Malaysia and the Philippines, has long been a political hot potato. Over the last three decades, Malaysia has increasingly relied on the employment of a cheaper and more readily available, less-skilled foreign labour force from within the Asian region. […]

Posted in: refugees, UNHCR

Rain is Beautiful: one refugee’s journey

August 17, 2012

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  Catch a glimpse of this stunning, touching and insightful documentary by Nick Francis (speak-it.org) & Marc Silver (marcsilver.net). The film features Omar, a Somali refugee who fled the war in Libya last year to live in a camp on the country’s border with Tunisia. This episode of his story, Rain is Beautiful, begins with emotional farewells […]

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I want this Little Marc Jacobs baby!

August 16, 2012

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Little Marc Jacobs

Posted in: art, lifestyle, style

Understanding GBV in Grenada

August 16, 2012

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It’s interesting to observe how, when your mind is fixed on a certain theme you seem to see it everywhere. I’m sure there’s some sociological or psychological term for it but I never paid that much attention in my social science classes until it got to the final year when I specialized in film and television studies. Anyway, that […]

New blog – Marketing NGOs

August 16, 2012

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Getting ready start posting again after a hiatus due to exams, work and a month in Grenada (pictures and posts to follow). I’ve had to siphon off some content that I would normally have posted here onto a new blog – Marketing NGOs. I’m not quite happy with the name (nor the header image) but […]

Posted in: Development, media