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Category: Diaries from the field

Akhtar’s Story

by GILL FICKLING When I first met Akhtar in 2009, he was dirty, hungry, disillusioned and scared.   He was then living in a squalid camp of flimsy cardboard boxes in Greece’s western port city, Patras, along with 1600 other...

Empowering Women in Zimbabwe

by Mary Ferreira Rosemary Marimo is a woman with purpose. She began prospecting for gold in Musowe, Zimbabwe with her husband 20 years ago. Now, 60 years old, she has been running the business alone. I first met Rosemary when I...

Great Zimbabwe

by Mary Ferreira 3 December 2012 – After much flying time, we arrived in Zimbabwe to film a story on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. As part of the story, a workshop sponsored by UNDP, held in the town of Masvingo...

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