Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) is a Peace Corps initiative encouraging girls to become more active citizens by building self-esteem and confidence, increasing self-awareness, and developing skills to set goals and life planning. Thousands of clubs around the world are promoting gender equality and female empowerment for girls ages 10-19. GLOW creates a safe space for girls to express themselves and discuss important issues that are sometimes taboo and stigmatized. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, confidence, healthy relationships, female reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, income-generating activities, and leadership.
Having lived in Korea for three years, I quickly learned how essential kimchi is (my vegan kimchi recipe!); that people eat it three times a day and households have dedicated fridges just to store the stinky fermented vegetables. Kimchi is not just a spicy side dish, it is the center of Korean culture and a … Continue reading All About Nshima – The Zambian Dish
Gender equality is a social issue in most countries in the world, including the United States. Empowering women and girls is a major key in all aspects of development. In rural villages of Zambia, both men and women work hard, but traditionally defined gender roles require women to work longer hours, ultimately resulting in differing … Continue reading Day in the Life of a Girl – Peace Corps Zambia
Peace Corps is a unique development organization in that volunteers live in the communities they serve. Like our neighbors, our house is made of mud bricks and mortar. We poop in a hole, cook over a fire, and fetch our water like everyone else does. Living in a rural village isn't an easy adjustment, but … Continue reading 5 Essential Items in a Zambian Village