Tag: Thoughts

  • The Census, Data and realisation of fundamental rights

    The Census, Data and realisation of fundamental rights

    As a society, and as duty bearers who are acting to provide services and ensure implementation of rights for people around the globe, one of the biggest issues that we face is the flawed, poor quality & quantity of data which in turn leads to incomplete statistics. We quite simply have inadequate and insufficient disaggregated…

  • Free Prior and informed consent (FPIC):

    Free Prior and informed consent (FPIC):

    You might have heard the term FPIC floating around more and more in the last few years. It’s been gaining much-needed momentum, especially in regard to indigenous groups, their land rights, international development, and academic research. But what is it? FPIC stands for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent. It’s a concept which ensures that all…

  • Exploring beautiful Copenhagen

    Exploring beautiful Copenhagen

    I’ve just arrived here in Copenhagen for the second time in as many months and it is just as wonderful and exciting as I remember. It’s been too long since I’ve had the chance to visit, to really settle in and get comfortable. In winter of 2014, at the end of my contract as a…

  • Racism – Thoughts and Reflections

    Racism – Thoughts and Reflections

    Racism in Arizona, and while serving abroad. Reflections and thoughts.

  • Packing up – planning for the year ahead

    Training had come to a close, I’d begun the training program to become a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader, and I was busy readying myself internally for the next adventure. Sitting on the lower corner of my bed, I straightened and focused on my breathing. In the small, cluttered room of my lodge, I was surrounded…

  • Dreaming of EQ

    Dreams: I’ve always been a big proponent of following up on your subconscious dreams – perhaps it has to do with the stark reality that I don’t dream often, and when I do, more often than not I don’t remember them past the initial phases of waking up. I think that’s pretty common, slight subconscious…