My name is Eman Siam. I’m a programme officer for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Amman, Jordan.
I am relatively new to the world of RWI. This is my sixth month working in the regional office of Amman. And you … Continue reading » “How We Work with Judicial Institutes in the MENA Region” Continue readingMore Tag
My name is Emily Pijanowski and I am a summer intern at RWI from Suffolk University Law School.The prospect of beginning a new internship or job will naturally engender feelings of uncertainty. You wonder what the people will be like, … Continue reading » ““I’ve Been Able To Explore Substantive Thematic Areas of Human Rights”” Continue readingMore Tag
My name is Manza Arthur and I’m a final year student at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. Despite my limited knowledge of the international world, as a young girl growing up in Ghana I … Continue reading » ““My Interest in International Human Rights Law Has Grown Over the Years”” Continue readingMore Tag
RWI’s main partner in our work in Myanmar is the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), which was established by a presidential decree in 2011.
Having only recently gained their legislative mandate in 2014, the commission has as its role, … Continue reading » ““This is the First Time I’ve Heard About Women’s Rights”” Continue readingMore Tag
That’s ‘hello’ in Burmese!
I’ve been here in Yangon for the past four months and even though the Raoul Wallenberg Institute does not have an office set up here as such, I sit twice a week at the office … Continue reading » ““I Sit Twice a Week at the Office of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission”” Continue readingMore Tag
I have now blogged for two weeks and my time is up. It has been nice to have the opportunity to reflect on what we are actually doing in the office.
I very often find it hard to explain what … Continue reading » “Two Weeks of Work in Cambodia” Continue readingMore Tag
I had been to Phnom Penh many times before, but it was something different with the city when I saw it through the thin clouds flying in exactly two years ago (27 May 2013). I noticed so many more details. … Continue reading » “When We Established a Presence in Cambodia” Continue readingMore Tag
Irregular working hours is part of working at RWI. It is simply impossible to implement a programme of this size and complexity between 8 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday. This is partly due to the workload, but also related to … Continue reading » ““Our Goal is to Make Ourselves Unemployed”” Continue readingMore Tag
I cleaned my desk today. Partly because it was very messy and partly because we have a new paper shredder in the office that I really enjoy using. The satisfying sound when the machine is shredding the papers, combined with … Continue reading » “Work with Academic Institutions is a Long-term Commitment” Continue readingMore Tag