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After a bumpy four-hour journey across the mountainous island of Tanna, our truck pulls in to a small clinic, deep in the bush under the shadow of the rumbling Mount Yasur volcano, which supports the 10,000 or so people living in this part of southern Vanuatu.   more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Mar 26, 2015 4:32 PM EDT
Every year, hundreds of women’s rights activists come to New York to lobby governments in the United Nations on gender equality during the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, CARE International has partnered with UN Women and the World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat to convene a workshop during CSW to consult activists ... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Mar 12, 2015 10:22 AM EDT

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    Very inspiring. I believe that a person will find it easier to cope up with pain if he/she has someone she can share it with. This is probably the reason why this group of people created their own family. They won't need to carry their burdens on their own. Instead, they have someone who will be there, no matter how challenging the circumstances are in their life.
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    Now I feel so ashamed of complaning everyday. I didn't realize that there are people from different parts of the world who are suffering while I complain about everything in my life instead of being thankful. This is a great realization for me. Just like justj, I would be more than willing to give up my daily Starbucks coffee.
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    I don't think building walls with bare hands is greater than online volunteer. In fact, they should not be compared in any way. I amire people who can volunteer to build walls or houses, however, not all people are capable of doing this. Just because you're sitting in your couch wearing your pajamas, doesn't mean that what you're not helping. For me, volunteering can be done in any form or ways. I, myself, am not capable of building walls. This is the reason why I am glad that onl...

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