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UN Volunteer Jasmin Blessing (standing) interviews local women on women's participation in camp governance in the shelter of Pedernales. (UNV, 2016)
Empowering women in humanitarian crisis
20 July 2016
Pedernales, Ecuador: My experience in Ecuador taught me that natural disasters can change household dynamics and promote opportunities for women as agents of change. Gender stereotypes can and have changed over time. They change fast in emergencies, and this is a challenge and an opportunity to build a more equal society.  Read
   
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UN Volunteers participated alongside MTN Sudan Telco volunteers and community volunteers in an activity to establish a “Nelson Mandela” recreation area in a Khartoum Children's Hospital. (UNV, 2016)
“Making the world a better place” to celebrate Mandela Day in Sudan
22 July 2016
Khartoum, Sudan:
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”. Building on these words by Nelson Mandela, UN Volunteers celebrated Mandela Day 2016 in Sudan by trying to improve life for kids in the Jaffar Ebn Aouf Pediatric Hospital in Khartoum.
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Supporting ethnic cohesion and social well-being in Kosovo
19 July 2016
Kosovo: A UNV-supported initiative in 2015 empowered young men and women from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community in Kosovo to start their own social entrepreneurship initiatives and advocate for community needs as “Changemakers”.  Read
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