AFE Blog – Manal El Tayar

August 16, 2019

Sports, Peace and Society By: Manal El Tayar “He caught me right before I started my 30-minute warm up. “I have bad news,” he said as his normally cheerful eyes turned into weary ones. I stood there not knowing what … Continued

Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution

August 6, 2019

Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution By: Asha Asokan My interest in human rights, peace, and conflict resolution emanates from an amorphous childhood desire to help others in need. This desire I believe is derived from the early teachings of … Continued

Global Health Security: Expanding into other Continents

August 1, 2019

Global Health Security: Expanding into other Continents By: Emilya Huseynova When I look back and try to see at which time point the passion for becoming a public health professional and researcher was born, I can see that it actually … Continued

Kibera Slum: When Kindness Kills Development

July 18, 2019

Kibera Slum: When Kindness Kills Development By: Linh Vo Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Ninaras) “We are so busy at helping and forget that, sometimes, we need to stop and look. Are we bringing any change? Are more than 500 NGOs trying … Continued

Protect the Social Leaders – Colombia

July 16, 2019

Protect the Social Leaders – Colombia By: Giovanny Rincón & Sarah Champagne One of Colombia’s top challenges during its fragile post-accord phase has been the increase in killings and threats of human rights defenders and social leaders. According to the … Continued

Building a Sustainable Community Health System – Kenya

July 12, 2019

Building a Sustainable Community Health System – Kenya By: Narayan Chetry As a Master`s in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health(MCH) candidate and a Rotary Peace Fellow, I have the opportunity to learn about the various health issues of … Continued

Dawn of Civilization – Bandung, Indonesia

July 5, 2019

Dawn of Civilization – Bandung By: Kate Huth I have been coming to Indonesia for over 20 years and in that time I have seen a lot of changes throughout the country. One of my first memories of Indonesia is … Continued

Digital Development, World Bank, Washington DC

June 20, 2019

Digital Development By: Limabenla Jamir As I write my blog post, I am four weeks into my summer internship with the World Bank. It was my desire, as someone who has spent six years doing grassroots work, to move ahead … Continued

Women Protection Teams – Asha Asokan

March 21, 2019

Workshop at the Parallel Forum of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Posted by Asha Asokan Recently, I was invited by Nonviolent Peaceforce (an INGO) and Graduate Women International (INGO) to speak in a parallel forum … Continued