Unga för försoning

Det har gått 36 år sedan folkmordet i Kambodja. Medan många äldre vill glömma och unga saknar kunskap, finns det de som anser att medvetenhet om historien är vägen till försoning.
– Försoning handlar om tonåringarna, menar Seanghai.

Unga är viktiga aktörer i försoningsprocessen i Kambodja. Foto: ND Strupler, Flickr

Unga är viktiga aktörer i försoningsprocessen i Kambodja. Foto: ND Strupler, Flickr

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Kategorier: Fred, Kambodja, Konflikt

What Cambodia is about to tell me

Every time I travel I expect the country I’m in to tell me something. I like knowing this and I like not knowing what it is I will be told. Writing on an article that will be published later this fall had me realize what it was this time. I realized how much that had fallen into the realm of this research, and although the research question has remained the main focus, […]

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Kategorier: Asien, Civilsamhälle, Demokrati, Fred, Hälsa, Kambodja, Konflikt, Kultur, Mänskliga Rättigheter, Okategoriserade, Politik, Turism, Utbildning

Meeting with a former Khmer Rouge soldier

 

Most interviews are conducted during the weekend when our interviewees are not working and can find time to meet with us. This Saturday was no exception.

We had throughout the week planned a field trip to the province to do interviews with four different people, where two of the interviews were going to be with former Khmer Rouge cadres.

It’s strange to admit the feeling of excitement when you know that your […]

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Kategorier: Asien, Civilsamhälle, Demokrati, Fattigdom, Fred, Hälsa, Kambodja, Konflikt, Kultur, Landsbygdsutveckling, Mänskliga Rättigheter, Minoriteter, Okategoriserade, Politik, Rättssystem, Religion, Säkerhetspolitik, Utbildning, Utvecklingssamarbete, Yttrandefrihet

”Do no harm”

Awareness. This is what hits you in the face and throughout your whole being as you are listening and acknowledging someone’s story. You become so aware of everything that you have gone through to get to this moment and now – when you’re in it- you will be aware of it. But most of all you will be aware of the person sitting in front of you actually has experienced and […]

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Kategorier: Okategoriserade

Sunday reflections from Toul Sleng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Two hours should be enough. Almost four hours later we realize that they are closing and that we have been so lost in the pictures and stories around them that we lost track of time. It’s amazing how many feelings passes through your head and whole body when walking through a prison. I’ve always found prisons fascinating but this time I just feel empty.. and […]

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Kategorier: Okategoriserade