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CWS Asia learning exchange: spotlight on Cambodia

Ek Sothea | December 14, 2018

This blog is the first in a four-part series focusing on CWS water, sanitation and hygiene programs in each of four Asian countries where we work. This one focuses on Cambodia. It’s important to know that the acronym WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  CWS teams from across Asia gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia last week (best known as …

“Nothing about us without us.”

Luciano Cadoni | November 14, 2018

“Nothing about us without us.” I’ve heard that phrase a lot recently from people who I respect and value. And it’s not that I didn’t know the phrase before, but hearing it so much pushed me to stop and reflect on how our CWS team lives and works by it. So I reflected. After doing a little introspection and evaluation, …

The Double D: Displacement and Disability

Caleb Wafula | November 7, 2018

Across the globe, climate change-related displacement has become a norm rather than an exception. Weather and climate hazards that are becoming increasingly common are displacing millions of people.  In Kenya’s far flung county of Tana River, 2018 will go down as another year of catastrophic weather. Mid this year, just when the area was recuperating from the 2017 devastating drought, …

CWS To Celebrate Refugee Leadership, Honor Refugee Congress at Benefit for Change

November 5, 2018

It is easy for refugee voices to be drowned out by news of suffering and loss. But refugees are more than their suffering; they are strong, resilient individuals who have the power to change their communities. Now more than ever, it essential to highlight the voices of refugee and immigrant leaders in our communities as constituents and agents of change. …

Shane Nelson captures refugee experiences through his photo lens, and the power of their portraits reflects back

October 29, 2018

CWS is thrilled to be partnering with photographer Shane Nelson to capture images of refugees and immigrants in the United States in their own environments. These photographs will be displayed in a gallery at this year’s Benefit for Change event. Shane is a professional photographer based in NYC who specializes in adding a personal and intimate vision to his work. …