Madeline England (Sri Lanka)


Madeline England

Madeline England (Home for Human Rights – HHR): Madeline received her BA in economics from Mount Holyoke College in 2002. She then worked as a legal assistant for a London law firm and as an outreach coordinator for the Women’s Anti-Violence Education program in Philadelphia. From 2004 to 2006, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania, West Africa, where she helped women entrepreneurs to coordinate marketing campaigns and business plans. At the time of her fellowship, Madeline was pursuing a Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in Human Rights at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. After her fellowship, Madeline wrote: "The fellowship was an infinitely valuable experience. I learned more about human rights advocacy and research, exactly as I was hoping, and I also gained experience working in a conflict zone. It helped me to develop the skills and understanding to work with community-based human rights organizations."



10 Aug

Goodbye and thank you

This is a little cliche, but for my last post, I would just like to

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Posted Aug 10, 2007

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10 Aug

Economics of conflict

The past couple of weeks have kept me busy, visiting HHR’s field offices in Batticaloa,

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Posted Aug 10, 2007

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08 Aug

Peace not propaganda

In response to a couple of recent comments on this blog regarding my supposed bias

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Posted Aug 08, 2007

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30 Jul

Survivors, not victims

Of all of the things I have done over the past eight weeks, my favorite

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Posted Jul 30, 2007

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24 Jul

Two minutes in someone else’s shoes

Ten days ago, I went to Polonnaruwa, one of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities. Pretty harmless,

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Posted Jul 24, 2007

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20 Jul

A side note on my meal plan

Sri Lanka has very interesting dietary habits. I don’t mean the food itself, which is

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Posted Jul 20, 2007

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19 Jul

The Kindness of Strangers

Sometimes I hear so much about conflict and human rights violations, I forget to think

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Posted Jul 19, 2007

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12 Jul

The Untold Stories

As I was leaving the office yesterday, one of the HHR staff came and told

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Posted Jul 12, 2007

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08 Jul

Letter from a Sri Lankan jail

The following letter is from one of HHR’s clients. I changed names and specific details

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Posted Jul 08, 2007

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02 Jul

Incongruity

Sri Lanka is really beautiful. I have heard similar claims from people about other places,

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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29 Jun

The cycle of violence

Does ethnic tension create the conflict? Or does the conflict create ethnic tension? A number

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Posted Jun 29, 2007

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27 Jun

To promote tourism in Sri Lanka . . .

The woman who owns my guesthouse, in addition to being a wonderfully kind person, serves

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Posted Jun 27, 2007

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24 Jun

Feelings of inadequacy

I like to think I am tough. Practical. I am not a crier. (I should

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Posted Jun 24, 2007

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15 Jun

Bush v. Rajapaksa

“We have to defend ourselves. You can’t risk the country…,” Rajapaksa said. “I’m talking about

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Posted Jun 15, 2007

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10 Jun

New Blog Link

Technorati Profile

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Posted Jun 10, 2007

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07 Jun

So what exactly does this NGO do anyway?

1,941 names. 51 pages. Single-spaced. It breaks my heart. I know we have all heard

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Posted Jun 07, 2007

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30 May

My First Day

Two nights ago, I had a nightmare. A team of police officers would be waiting

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Posted May 30, 2007

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24 May

On my way to the jet plane

Yesterday I read an interview with Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, in which

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Posted May 24, 2007

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