How a Non-profit Plans for the Future in Pandemic-Hit Guinea-Bissau by Marcia Almeida Mendes (F’20)

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How a Non-profit Plans for the Future in Pandemic-Hit Guinea-Bissau by Marcia Almeida Mendes (F’20) Sep 14

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in any country is negative, long-lasting and visible. In Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Development Programme just started recruiting a “Recovery and Resilience Specialist” for its office. In the background section of the job posting, the picture painted is grim.  The national marketing campaign for cashew nuts was launched in early April, just as the pandemic was closing countries globally. Cashews are the main export of Guinea-Bissau, with 80 percent of households depending on the cashew campaign in a country where 80 percent of the GDP derives from foreign aid.  Looking for alternative means of income becomes critical.

Sep 10

Examining Social Support and Maternal Role Development in the Postpartum Period by Karen Li (A‘23)

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For the past couple of months, I have been working with Laura Curren, a psychology graduate student at Boston University, on her research on maternal adjustment and postpartum depression.

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Sep 02

Activism during a Pandemic by Colin Kennedy

by KeishaC

Working with CANVAS, a non-violence training center based in Serbia, has given me the opportunity to work on a breadth of issues that relate to activism in the world today, while understanding the impact of the pandemic. Every week, I work on reports that discuss current human rights abuses and protests around the world.

Aug 20

The Documentary Filmmaker’s Duty By Malia Kiang (A’22)

by tuftsigl

Some of my classmates want to produce the next Avengers, others dream of writing the next Good Will Hunting. These fictional works fascinate and entertain, make you laugh and make you think. But my interest lies in a different genre of storytelling: the documentary.

Aug 19

Working at the International Labour Organization (ILO), by Tasfia Zaman (F’20)

by tuftsigl

When I think about my beloved childhood home of Dhaka, Bangladesh, I remember the busy streets, the smell of incense in the air, and my grandmother cooking while debating the ideals of feminism. Believe me, my grandmother and I have had some very enlightening conversations about navigating life as a woman.

Aug 18

Creating a Dialogue Across Borders: Social Media Advocacy with One Day Seyoum by Leah Yohannes (A’21)

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“There isn’t an avenue to address your qualm and it’s by design. The system was not intended for that, there was never a democratic rule of law. Anyone can be arrested, and you don’t have the right to advocate for your child or family. That’s how they always meant for it to function.”