Introducing myself and my journal

Posted August 27, 2011 from Cambodia

About Me:

"I could’ve found my courage earlier. But who then had the time to meet herself?" - Parveen Shakir

I am joining PulseWire for the opportunity to gain a better sense of myself online. I've joined online communities of women in the past through my work but have always hesitated to reveal too much about myself, my ambitions, and my thoughts. I hope to learn and collaborate.

I work as the Program Associate for Asia and Oceania grantmaking team at the Global Fund for Women. In this role, I participated in Isis International's Activist School for Feminist Development Communications where I met wonderful women from across Asia who use media to advance the lives of women in their communities. We shared experiences of great passion and success, as well as fear and anxiety in using media technology. We hope to continue our conversation though an online platform, but have yet to agree on one.

A defining experience for my career is my time spent working with the Women's Organization and Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA), the first sex-worker led advocacy organization in Kampala, Uganda. With WONETHA, I completed my thesis on the sex worker's lived experience of poverty, based on her/his sexuality. WONETHA taught me about who I am as a feminist and a woman.

I grew up in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 1989 to 2003. I am half-Cambodian, half-American. I earned a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester in the UK, and a MSc in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden.

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  • Sarvina Kang
    Aug 28, 2011
    Aug 28, 2011

    Welcome Devi!

    I’m so glad and excited to see you (Cambodian-same nation as me) on Pulsewire! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to other posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join

    I also encourage you to apply for the third annual Voices of Our Future program, an online training program in new media, citizen journalism and empowerment for emerging grassroots women leaders from around the globe. Learn more

    Welcome once again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to learning from you here!!!

    Warmest Regards,

    Sarvina from Cambodia

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Aug 29, 2011
    Aug 29, 2011

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!