Notes from the Auvergne: women, work and parenting

Notes from the Auvergne: women, work and parenting

After recently reading Carolyn Lazarus’ article in The Daily Mail, it made me reflect about various things surrounding women, work and parenting. When I got married back in 1998 we both had, what I would call, decent jobs. I didn’t have the same high flying career as Carolyn, but whilst mine was office-based, my husbands’ required frequent […]

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Notes from a globetrotter: dear Beirut…

Notes from a globetrotter: dear Beirut…

As the US requests that American citizens leave Lebanon, Elizabeth Stephens says an emotional farewell to Beirut. Dear Beirut, Despite everything, I’m going to miss you. Driving down the streets and zipping past all the luxury in the world juxtaposed against shell-shocked, bullet-strewn, rocket-washed buildings in varying states of inorganic demolition is somehow so quintessentially […]

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Notes from a globetrotter: in the hands of Hezbollah

Notes from a globetrotter: in the hands of Hezbollah

Elizabeth Stephens reports from Beirut as Hezbollah guards step up the interrogation. It feels as if stability in the region is balancing on a hair. The entire international community is holding its breath. Sadly, we all seem to be waiting for the US – will they act unilaterally in their interventions, and if so, what […]

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Notes from a globetrotter: Beddawi refugee camp

Notes from a globetrotter: Beddawi refugee camp

I am an intern for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (or UNRWA, in case you don’t feel like stumbling over that mouthful) and had the opportunity recently to travel with a photographer to one of the refugee camps in Lebanon. The camps that UNRWA works with […]

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Notes from a globetrotter: Berlin-Bound

Notes from a globetrotter: Berlin-Bound

The notes from a globetrotter series begins with a night in Berlin. Berlin is nice and quiet and the air is sweet and calm but never stagnant. When it rains it pours. The people don’t stare much. I am never provoked, or touched by strangers on the street. My last night in Cairo, a young […]

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Notes from a globetrotter: Cairo

Notes from a globetrotter: Cairo

Cairo Metro – A taster from our upcoming notes from a globetrotter series I’m sitting on the metro in Cairo trying not to sweat. It’s not as easy as it sounds. The wind is buffeting me around like I’m stuck smack dab in the center of a convection oven, but at the same time I […]

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