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Introducing myself and my journal: Always learning

About Me:
I am studying human rights and international politics at University, and have a particular interest in indigenous rights. I am interested in learning more about indigenous rights, particularly in the Andean region as I am writing my dissertation on indigenous rights and women's rights in this area. I have become very interested in Bolivia and hope to visit next year.

I will never fully understand the struggles that indigenous people face, but I intend to make as much of an effort as possible to try to. I am interested in learning about other cultures and traditions.

Hope to be involved in some interesting topics within this community.

My Passions:
Human rights, international politics, my family

My Challenges:
Realise i will never fully understand

My Vision for the Future:
To help, in anyway i can

My Areas of Expertise:
See 'my passions'


JaniceW's picture


Ash, you have come to the right place for your interests as we have many women working in the field, or championing for the rights of women or Indigenous groups. I would love to introduce you to some members who you might be interested in connecting with.

Maria is a bright light on PulseWire and a great advocate for Native Americans. She has the gift of being able to objectively view perspectives from the Native American side, as well as from the Western viewpoint. She can be found at:

Jackie is Bolivian, and also a strong advocate for the Indigenous peoples of Bolivia. She can be found at:

To get started, you can share your ideas and dreams by writing in your journal, reading other member's journals and offering comments, and joining groups to participate in the discussions ( If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. I look forward to reading more from you and again, welcome.
PulseWire Community Director

katea's picture

Happy to see you here!

Dear Ash,
Like Janice, I also welcome you. We are happy to see you here and we hope to reading from you more in the coming days.

Enjoy writing and reading!

warm regards,

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Ash's picture

Thank you Janice and Katea.

Thank you Janice and Katea. Very much appreciated.

I will hopefully learn my way around this site soon, and look forward to getting to know you all.

Best wishes,
Ashley x

Best wishes from Scotland.

Maria de Chirikof's picture


It is great to meet you, we have 2 great woman from Bolivia who I am sure would love to meet you, Jackie is one and Cristina is another. Here is Cristina's:

I am not sure what areas they are in but both are equally interesting and empowering so know you will enjoy getting to know them! There are many woman from South America on here so am glad you found us!

Another woman who is fascinating is Tina, currently living in NYC but exploring the same sort of ideas so am sure you will find her interesting as well. She made an interesting observation about how they don't actually call themselves 'indigenous', I guess to be socially aware kind of thing, but is developing a very interesting approach in conflict resolution in bridging that gap between peoples in the UK:

What made you choose that area? Have you met someone from there or just heard about it and became interested? I look forward to your journals!


Kizzie's picture

Hey there, It's great to have

Hey there,

It's great to have you here. I studied mass communications and sociology as an undergraduate. I want to study human rights at the graduate level! What school do you go to? Tell me more about your human rights program:)

Barbrah's picture

Good journal Ash

Hi Ash
Am happy to know your interest in human rights,i see you ahev all the qualities it takes.In uganda women have been always left behind with no say,there place has always been known as the kitchen,i tell you now things are changing slowly.Though i havent finished my Diploma yet,am sure i'll have more courage for rights.
hope to exchange ideas with you.we go through alot here in uganda.

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