Category Archives: Global Poverty Project Blogs

100,000 Global Citizens Creating Positive Change?

After 9 years of working in aid and development across 50+ countries I got sick of returning to my home country and blaming others, telling them what they should do (while being ignored) and feeling frustrated and mostly helpless. In … Continue reading

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Just before I kick off another year in social justice advocacy – thank you!

Dear Anyone / Everyone (especially in 2012 and in the past years)! I hope the start to the year has been a good one for you. I must say a HUGE thank you for your support in 2012, and probably … Continue reading

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Why your girlfriend breaking up with you is a great thing…

This is in no way written out of spite. The break up with my girlfriend last year was great for both of us and I am NOT in anyway bitter, twisted or regretful. It was always about what it was … Continue reading

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The reaction to Malala in Pakistan – my perspective…

The sentiment of Malala’s shot to the head from the Taliban was felt first and foremost by the people in her own country in Pakistan where I have been lucky to spend the past 5 weeks. There was outrage, quietly … Continue reading

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An event report – 2 days of information & inspiration with NUST BioReach Society!

Report from Aisha Zaheer, executive member from the NUST BioReach Society’s publications’ team on the presentation and workshop I shared at NUST last week… This is not to flatter myself but nice to see the way one person from Pakistan took it … Continue reading

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So, why polio?

So, why Polio? I’m not sure if this is the most asked question of me or the question I ask myself the most. I have no personal connection to polio. I’m not an epidemiologist. Polio was eradicated in my home country … Continue reading

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‘Your Story’ Blog and Advocacy Through Storytelling

As a part of all the trainings and workshops I have given on social justice and advocacy I always include a component of storytelling. This is an example of mine but you might like to adopt something similar. Importantly it … Continue reading

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Same presentation always different experience

  Presenting about extreme poverty in a country that actually has extreme poverty is always a bit of a weird one but I have to say the presentation is usually just as affective as it is in the developed world. … Continue reading

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Summer of Polio Eradication Across North America…?

This is a failed attempt to sum up 6 months of polio eradication advocacy in a few words (well not really but it is mostly in dot points). I have to say this summer was the richest professional experiences I … Continue reading

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