Dharavi Slum of Mumbai, Indiaby 2013 Fellow Sujita Basnet
Recycling Mumbai’s waste is the magic of the little hands of the kids living in this slum community, where they sort, melt, and recycle Mumbai’s trash. This is their life! They make the cheapest and most useful items that we buy in the markets of Mumbai. Everything from toys to sunglasses to shoes, souvenir and all the items that make us happy, while their happiness lies in the little that they have. Life is constantly being recycled within this slum, one life is gone and another begins.

Dharavi Slum of Mumbai, India
by 2013 Fellow Sujita Basnet

Recycling Mumbai’s waste is the magic of the little hands of the kids living in this slum community, where they sort, melt, and recycle Mumbai’s trash. This is their life! They make the cheapest and most useful items that we buy in the markets of Mumbai. Everything from toys to sunglasses to shoes, souvenir and all the items that make us happy, while their happiness lies in the little that they have. Life is constantly being recycled within this slum, one life is gone and another begins.

Ahadi program participants - Mboko
Photo by Sylvie Bisangwa, 2010 Fellow SOS Femmes en Danger, DRC

Ahadi program participants - Mboko

Photo by Sylvie Bisangwa, 2010 Fellow SOS Femmes en Danger, DRC

A child named Joel Olupot, from Uganda, displaying a panel he created that depicts a scene from his life.

 Handmade quilts created in 14 different countries across the world featuring the daily lives and struggles of various communities.

The Advocacy Project’s quilt exhibition at Kean University was also featured in Sunday’s New York Times. Read here:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/nyregion/insights-from-survivors-of-abuse-sewn-together.html?_r=0

Inside the Center:  Now equipped with rooms for legal advocates, psychiatrists and computer classes, now funding is the main struggle for success at BOSFAM’s Srebrenica Center.  The BOSFAM center in Srebrenica has over 70 women on its list of weavers. However, due to low funding a low sales only a handful of them are able to generate income from the center. Srebrenica remains a shell of its former self, yet BOSFAM continues to search for new ways to breathe life into this high mountain town.  Photo taken by: Claire Noone, Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Bosnia-Herzegovina 2012

Inside the Center:

Now equipped with rooms for legal advocates, psychiatrists and computer classes, now funding is the main struggle for success at BOSFAM’s Srebrenica Center.

The BOSFAM center in Srebrenica has over 70 women on its list of weavers. However, due to low funding a low sales only a handful of them are able to generate income from the center. Srebrenica remains a shell of its former self, yet BOSFAM continues to search for new ways to breathe life into this high mountain town.

Photo taken by: Claire Noone, Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Bosnia-Herzegovina 2012

Floral decorations for Ramadan criss-cross the streets.  Thayer Hastings, 2012 Peace Fellow, Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour/Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Floral decorations for Ramadan criss-cross the streets.

Thayer Hastings, 2012 Peace Fellow, Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour/Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

The BOSFAM center in Srebrenica has over 70 women on its list of weavers. However, due to low funding a low sales only a handful of them are able to generate income from the center. Srebrenica remains a shell of its former self, yet BOSFAM continues to search for new ways to breathe life into this high mountain town.  Photo taken by: Claire Noone, Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Bosnia-Herzegovina 2012

The BOSFAM center in Srebrenica has over 70 women on its list of weavers. However, due to low funding a low sales only a handful of them are able to generate income from the center. Srebrenica remains a shell of its former self, yet BOSFAM continues to search for new ways to breathe life into this high mountain town.

Photo taken by: Claire Noone, Advocacy Project Peace Fellow Bosnia-Herzegovina 2012

Curious and Skeptical
Matthew Becker, 2012 Peace Fellow, Subornogram Foundation, Sonargaon, Bangladesh 

Curious and Skeptical

Matthew Becker, 2012 Peace Fellow, Subornogram Foundation, Sonargaon, Bangladesh 

Cages
Thayer Hastings, 2012 Peace Fellow, Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour/Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Cages

Thayer Hastings, 2012 Peace Fellow, Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour/Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Candies unsuccessfully tempt the fasting faithful.
Thayer Hastings, 2012 Peace Fellow, Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour/Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Candies unsuccessfully tempt the fasting faithful.

Thayer Hastings, 2012 Peace Fellow, Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour/Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Eels!  Matthew Becker, 2012 Peace Fellow, Subornogram Foundation, Sonargaon, Bangladesh

Eels!

Matthew Becker, 2012 Peace Fellow, Subornogram Foundation, Sonargaon, Bangladesh

Dale Farm child’s reflection in the water.

Dale Farm child’s reflection in the water.

A Dale Farm caravan at night.

A Dale Farm caravan at night.

Riot police and media look on as activists chant against the removal of Gypsies from Dale farm. 

Riot police and media look on as activists chant against the removal of Gypsies from Dale farm. 

Irish Traveller, Rhianna, showing off her new dress. Dale Farm Traveller site, Essex. 

Irish Traveller, Rhianna, showing off her new dress. Dale Farm Traveller site, Essex.