Life isn't easy for Haitian migrants living in the Dominican Republic. Mostly women and mostly undocumented, they are easy targets for trafficking and exploitation, and face the constant fear of deportation. But, given a digital camera to record their stories of hope and struggle, some of the woman have begun to find a stronger voice for themselves.
The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other new technologies becoming central to humanitarian aid.
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This USIP conference focused on the experiences of young diaspora from Haiti, Iraq, Nigeria and Sri Lanka now living in the DC area. The event provided an opportunity to better understand the experience of young diaspora in the United States, integrate their voices into policy dialogues, and encourage young diaspora to creatively engage in peacebuilding.
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