Friday, December 14, 2012
We see great value in expanding the body of knowledge within each of our directives. This is why we are excited to announce the completion of a new research study that pertains to our directive to prevent and alleviate child domestic servitude in Haiti. Our good friend Dr. Cara L. Kennedy has wrapped up her research project that seeks to understand the problems of restavèk children.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
What could be more embarrassing for an introvert than to walk into a building and have a dozen giggling teenage girls point a camera in his face and start snapping away? Answer: not much.
Friday, June 01, 2012
Why are victims declining assistance?
How can we identify more victims to assist?
Is reintegrating victims back into the same circumstances that drove them to migrate to begin with "successful reintegration?"
Why are most vocational training programs still not related to the actual job market where the victim will be (re)integrated?
What are some successful models aiming to reduce stigma for (re)integrated victims?
How can we increase our capacity to provide quality psycho-social care to victims of trafficking?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The following is a guest blog post by one of our trusted implementing partners. Coleen Hedglin currently serves as the Program Consultant for Beyond Borders’ Child Protection Program. I would encourage you to read this post and get involved in supporting this important movement!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We grant makers, humanitarians and relief/development workers can be a cynical bunch and rightly so. We’ve seen earnest but naive people and organizations jump into the fray of some issue, splash big and burn out. We’ve seen slick plans and well-marketed campaigns that seem too good to be true because they are. We’ve embraced many issues ourselves thinking we would help to solve a problem or find the lever that creates big social change, only to discover it is much, much more complex than we thought and there are no easy answers or quick solutions. If we’re honest, we might have become a little disillusioned ourselves.