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An enemy is a person whose story you haven’t heard

With an alternative approach that focuses on personal, conflict-related stories, 'Project Narratives' remind us of the humanity of the people affected, thus shifting the public focus from political questions of blame and differences to the shared human experience. This is how Melton Fellows help create a powerful common ground for lasting peace.

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Empowering Young People – Impressions from #9CYMM

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting brought together established and emerging leaders from around the globe to share good practices, forge new partnerships and agree shared priorities for resourcing youth development. Two Melton Fellows joined the high-level summit and are eager to share their story!

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Stop the Pity

Global Advocate Program Manager of Mama Hope, Katie Hale, talks about questioning the single story narrative of poverty that emphasizes differences and scarcity.

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Defying the Standard Narrative About Africa

As Melton Fellows are preparing for the Global Citizenship Conference, Millicent Adjei of Ashesi University talked about the deficit ideology and how we can defy the standard narrative about Africa.

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Narratives: Stories from India and Pakistan, Part 2

Unable to obtain visas to Pakistan, Melton Fellows set in motion a plan to gather interviews of Pakistanis to compliment interviews of Indians, as the Narratives team explores stories of Partition. Here is Project Team member Julian Klauke in his own words:

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The Big Hashtag

In 2007 , a single mother and her son left the most dangerous country in the world to move to a safer place. And this is where the story begins ....

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The freedom to dream: Gender equality dialogues

I have always believed that I have a strong sense of justice, and that makes me strive to identify the various forms inequality takes around me. But I see gender inequality the most. I see it everywhere...

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FSU Jena conference recap: Creating a more inclusive society

Us vs. the others? Why do we actually think in such categories? Who defines who is ‘us’ or ‘the others’?

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Listen Up! A crash course in empathy

Understanding others can be done in two steps: First, you have to understand yourself, your privileges and your oppressions.

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“We’re normal, just not common”: Swinging both ways in India

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if someone walked up to you and said you weren’t ‘allowed’ to have four limbs? That you would have to either hide or fight something you were born with?

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