Monthly Archives: March 2016

Washing dishes and gender stereotypes in Vietnam and beyond

What makes a good wife? A good husband? How do gender stereotypes affect roles of men and women in Vietnamese society? A group of young Vietnamese students (Young Women Making Change or YWMC) are using social media campaigns and other … Continue reading

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Reflections on Botswana’s Child Forced Marriages

It might seem a bit of a downer that my first blog post in Botswana (less than 2 weeks in) is on the topic of child, early and forced marriages as opposed to the trials and tribulations of my adventures … Continue reading

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Propelling into Project Planning

The past few weeks have been an exciting time here at CAP-AIDS Uganda. As Emma and I move forward with the planning of our micro-projects with CBO partners in Kampala (the Needy Support Center) and Aboke (Aboke HIV Women’s Association), … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s day! Look at these great strong women working hard at our recent business plan workshop with UNAIDS and RAKS Thai Foundation. We worked tirelessly for two days to make great progress in  developing a Collective Resource Mobilization … Continue reading

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Sawatdee from Thailand!

I have lived all my life in Toronto and have never been away longer than 2 weeks. This internship is my first time living abroad and even stepping foot in Asia. I have to say, the culture shock wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Bichos be cray

The most common question I have been asked by my friends is: “are a lot of people scared of getting Zika? The short answer is no, not at all. Quick Facts about Zika (1): The name ‘Zika’ comes from the … Continue reading

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Residents of informal settlements in Kampala are struggling for the right to the city

Years after fleeing Uganda’s brutal civil war in the North and trying to settle into Kampala’s Nakawa district, members of the Needy Support Center continuously struggle to access urban land and space. As residents of informal settlements, they are struggling … Continue reading

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Sometimes there is a gecko in your bathroom

Okay, I can’t believe it’s been just over a month now here in Thailand! Things have gone by so fast but at the same time it feels like I’ve been here forever! Maybe it’s because it’s my third time here … Continue reading

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