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Posts tagged 'Afghanistan'

To Suraya With Love 2.0

Friday, May 6th, 2011

(As a special birthday treat for me this morning, it seems, the internet gremlins ate my post about Suraya. When I woke up it had simply disappeared, together with your comments on it and links to it. I’ve had to recreate it. Doh!) I’ve been working on this post for weeks trying to work out […]

What does yoga have to do with peacekeeping or Afghanistan?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

What does yoga have to do with my work as a human rights advocate or peace-builder?

Finding your purpose

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The journey to Afghanistan That's me, during one of my beloved walks into the hills around Chegcharan, where I lived for six months of my time in Afghanistan. If you look closely you can see the village of Chegcharan in the distant background, to the upper right of the picture. You have to look carefully […]

Help make one young Afghan woman’s dream come true

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Faezeh is a young Afghan woman who worked with me as my Human Rights Assistant and is one of the brightest, most capable young women I’ve ever met. Her dream is to be the Secretary General of the United Nations and to use that position to really make a difference for women and children who […]

Change the World: Read a Book

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I spent most of this week driving around rural New Zealand visiting schools. These are the lowest 'decile' schools in the country, that is, these schools have been assessed as having the most challenges and the least community resources. I've been visiting them to talk with the children about my life and work in Afghanistan […]

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