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“That was scary”: Diary Of A Peacekeeper In South Sudan

This is a guest post on how-matters.org by Lea Krivchenia, who brings the work of unarmed peacekeeping to life and helps folks understand this relatively new field. 

I sit on a sack of something – probably sorghum – in a trailor attached to a tractor, bracing myself against the bumps, a constant exercise on any road in South Sudan. The moon is bright above us, providing the only light in between the cattle camps, where…

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Added by How Matters on June 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Ungrateful”

The annual expressions of gratitude from the U.S.’ Thanksgiving holiday now subsided, I share a poem I wrote yesterday about how hard it is at times to be genuinely grateful.

Over the past year, I have been fortunate enough to live rent-free, staying with friends and family. But that has also meant that I have been someone’s houseguest.

After I wrote this reflection, I wondered: Is there a parallel to be drawn with those at the…

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Added by How Matters on November 25, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

How would you measure the strength of a partnership?

Building on how-matters.org’s earlier posts, “How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations” (part 1, part 2, part…

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Added by How Matters on October 20, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Can allies help Palestinians to reform aid? How?

Dalia Association, Palestine’s first and only community foundation, recently launched an advocacy campaign to address the issues facing grassroots civil society as recipients of international aid in Palestine. Nora Lester Murad, Dalia’s founder and former executive director, shares the organization’s progress and the questions they face going forward.

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We at Dalia Association in Palestine have an…

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Added by How Matters on October 19, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Behind the Barricades, There Is Happiness

Richard Moore describes himself as “just a guy who wanted to help.”

This is somehow funny coming from a man whom the Dalai Lama refers to as “my hero.”

Well known to the residents of Derry, Ireland, where we met last month, Richard Moore was shot at the age of 10 by a British solider on his way home from school. Taking a rubber bullet on the bridge of his nose, Richard lost…

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Added by How Matters on August 5, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments

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