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Welcome to the discussion!

Thank you for your support and contributions! Let the Cambodia Cafe be your catalyst for constructive dialogue and global change!

WHAT THIS GROUP IS ABOUT:
For a country carrying the burden of decades of conflict and violence, we believe that it is a pivotal moment for Cambodia and her people. With the Khmer Rouge trials now underway, a question of paramount significance is ringing through our ears: Will the trials offer the chance for the people of Cambodia to begin to heal from the past, and move forward? At the same time, there are many more forces shaping the future of the country, from corruption, trafficking, land-grabbing, and resource-degradation, to the networks of citizens who are joining hands to innovate and rebuild. At this crucial juncture in Cambodia's history, the world needs be informed by the most powerful of voices. We offer the Cambodia Cafe as a platform to spotlight the unheard voices of women leaders and changemakers, as well as those who support them. This group is an invitation to share your personal experiences, recommendations, and visions for the future of your country and her people.

WHERE TO START:
This group provides a collaborative and safe discussion forum for you to share your thoughts, ideas, struggles, and emotions surrounding Cambodia, and to connect with readers and fellow activists through your personal story. We invite you to speak about the issues and obstacles women are facing in your communities, and to share the solutions that we can all work to accomplish together.

The following questions can help you get started:
• What are some of your personal experiences as a woman from Cambodia?
• How have you fueled your cause to incite change for your country and her people?
• What are your thoughts on the trials that have begun in Cambodia, and how do you feel this addresses the pain and suffering that has been brought upon the Cambodian people?
• How have you worked towards healing from both your personal wounds and that of your Country's, either individually or communally? And what advice to you have for other women or communities striving to find methods of healing and positive growth?
• What would you like the world to know about your homeland?
• What is your vision for the future of your country?
• Do you feel you face special challenges a woman in Cambodia? If so, what are these challenges?
• What do you feel are the biggest misconceptions about your country?
• What are the greatest rewards in your work, and what inspires you to continue in this work?
• What advice do you have for other women embarking on a similar journey?

There's no right way to contribute! Use this space to share your stories, post an introduction, a photo, or information about your organization—whatever you'd like!

SPREAD THE WORD:
We hope that you will encourage those around you to let their voices be heard as well! Use the "Share This" feature to invite your friends, colleagues, and any fellow parents you know. Be sure to check back with the group to keep the conversation going!

In partnership,

Amelia Hays

Comments

sunita.basnet's picture

U welcome

Dear Amelia,
In july17 I am going back to my country. You are welcome to come in Nepal. If you decide to come let me know I will take you to my home. But my home is in urban area and is 500km far from kathmandu.
Thank you.
With love and Regards
Sunita basnet

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

amelia's picture

Thank you for the welcome!

Sunita,

Thank you so much for your amazing generosity! I do hope to make it to Nepal someday, and when I do will think of you! I hope you have a wonderful time back and home. I always feel that the longer I stay away from my home and family, and the farther I travel, the more I learn to appreciate that place I call home. I hope your visit is filled with the same warmth and excitement.

All my best,

Amelia

sunita.basnet's picture

You are always welcome

Dear Amelia,
You are always welcome to my home. please let me know when you planned to visit our country. It's true that when we are far from our country, we miss our country and people. Thank you for your comment.
With Love and regards
Sunita

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

duth.kimsru's picture

Hi Friend!

This is my first time that I post message in the world pulse although I have read so many epressive topics. I would like you tell me some clue to get closer with the world pulse.

Thanks

Kimsru

Kimsru

amelia's picture

Crossing the threshold...

Kimsru,

I am so glad you have taken the plunge and started writing your first posts on Pulse Wire! It can be a very daunting task to take your "first step" into Pulse Wire, especially with so many vibrant discussions taking place all around the network. But I think it is important to remember that we are all putting ourselves out there in some way, and are all being welcomed and accepted by each other. I would encourage you to visit as many groups as possible on Pulse Wire and whenever something strikes you, write a comment! The energy and expressiveness is truly infectious, and once you get started (and get over the anxiousness of your first post, which we all feel!) I am sure you will find your own way to share as well!

With all my regards and support!

Amelia

p.s. I hope you will become a member of the Cambodia Cafe. Maybe joining in a discussion with other Cambodian women and people connected to Cambodia will be an easier place to start! You can go to the group's profile page (here: http://worldpulsemagazine.com/pulsewire/groups/8410) to join the group!

amelia's picture

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