Una hora y media de tren, cincuenta minutos de metro, dos horas y media de espera en el aeropuerto y doce horas de vuelo nos han traído hasta Ecuador, el país en el que viviremos durante los próximos seis meses. Tanto tiempo sentada en asientos de...

Tienen diferentes nombres, pertenecen a diferentes familias e incluso forman parte de diferentes comunidades pero todos ellos comparten el umbral de la puerta como el espacio más seguro desde donde contemplar la realidad. Es el umbral la fina frontera que separa dos mundos: la seguridad...

The work of an EU Aid Volunteer with Alianza is extremely diverse which allows for a wide variety of learning opportunities and the ability to contribute in many different areas. Like myself, one can spend days quietly in the mountains becoming versed on the destructive...

[gallery ids="2866"] by Erika Bozzato   as the final day is approaching, I am trying to take inventory of the experience, pondering its different aspects and challenges. It has definitely been a stimulating period, as I dived into a new country-unknown language-new habits experience. The language remained pretty much...

[gallery ids="2757,2758,2759,2760,2761"] During my time here as EU Aid Volunteer I realized how important it is to raise awareness about the conditions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) outside the region, and particularly in Europe. The issue should not be a matter solely for...

[gallery ids="2648,2649,2650,2651,2652,2653,2654,2655,2656,2657,2658,2659"] by Erika Bozzato   As I quite like spending time outdoors exploring the nature, I decided to join a local hiking group called “Footprints Nature Club”[1], whose aim is to promote people’s relationship with nature and Lebanon’s environmental heritage. In fact they do not organize only...

Working in the field is an excellent way to get to know a culture, as one can observe people’s daily life. One of the saddest things that I have noticed in Nicaragua is the attitude of rural women towards their role, as they rarely appreciate...

Two weeks ago, I met with two young women from Port-au-Prince. Not directly linked with my activities as a volunteer for AxS, it was an interesting moment for me, a kind of continuation of my previous thoughts on feminism in Haiti. Mardochee and Stephora came down to...