Stories from 2017

Tiger bags

NEFAD’s embroidery team with their tiger tote bags in Bansgadi, Bardiya.

Kirstin Yanisch

Kirstin Yanisch (Nepal)

Kirstin Yanisch graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Political Science and French. During her time at Wellesley, she spent a January term studying women and the political economy of Ghana at the University of Ghana Legon. Following this experience, she conducted field research on women’s leadership and empowerment initiatives in local microfinance groups in the Siddi community in rural Karnataka India before spending a year studying French in Aix-en-Provence, France. During this time, Kirstin interned with the Red Cross Migrant service in Marseilles, assisting asylum seekers with filing their applications. She was named a Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs fellow during her senior year of college and interned with the United Nation Foundation’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative following graduation. She then taught English in southwestern France for a year. Afterwards, she interned with the American Refugee Committee’s headquarters office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, Kirstin is enrolled in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program. Upon returning from working in Nepal with the National Network for the Families of the Disappeared(NEFAD) Kirsten reflected, “I am very grateful to the Advocacy Project for the opportunity of a lifetime. Through my time with the fellowship, I was challenged to translate humanitarian principles into action and was surrounded by people who became incredible friends. Flickr Page

AP’s Peace fellow Kirstin Yanisch shares the stories  Transitional Justice in Nepal: Reflections after Return

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August 21: Tiger Tote Bags

August 20: Transitional Justice: A Primer

August 14: Meeting Superwoman

July 31: Ambiguous Grief

July 25: “Our Memories are in Our Eyes”

July 19: Bardiya At Last

July 19: Who Needs Air Conditioning Anyway?

July 18: Landslide

June 21: You’re WHERE?

Vicky Mogeni

Vicky Mogeni (Nepal)

Vicky is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University focusing on human security and international law. Prior to joining Fletcher, she worked in the nonprofit sector as a Development Associate at Citizen Schools, an educational non-profit where she focused on fundraising, program management and monitoring progress of academic programs and apprenticeships for students in low income communities. Previously, she also worked in research and cooperate partnership development at the International Crisis Group and as a researcher for the UN representative to Caritas International, a Catholic humanitarian organization. She is excited to venture into Nepal and work with the National Network of the Families of the Disappeared and Missing on transitional justice as well as learn about the issues that that families face in the region, post-conflict. Vicky is originally from Nairobi, Kenya and received her Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from Seton Hall University in 2015.Flickr page

 AP’s Peace fellow  Vicky Mogeni shares her experiences on  transitional justice and post conflict situation  in Nepal:Nepal on my mind-16.11.2017

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August 22: The Gender of Reparations

August 12: Meet Prabal, NEFAD’s First Associate

August 09: Tiger Talents of Bardiya

July 25: Conversations about Hinduism

July 19: Transitional Justice and the Arts.

July 14: Stories of Landslides and Launching a Business

June 29: “It’s our right to know where they went.”

June 21: Kathmandu: Reminders of Home

June 14: Dubai Detour: Reflections on NEFAD