Posts on Intern's Blog
- Mar21...Read more
The first time I got into closer contact with the issue of human trafficking was when I met Ihor Hnat. Besides doing social work with mainly excons, his mission is to rescue Ukrainian girls that have been trafficked to Western Europe.
- Mar3...Read more
Yesterday evening I was flipping through TV channels, looking for something interesting to watch. Finally, I found a report about my most favorite topic: "Chocolate". The Weltjournal investigated the production of chocolate in the Ivory Coast.
- Jan25...Read more
What happens, when nobody feels responsible for a child? Many kids are not growing up in a safe environment, under the watchful eyes of their parents. Millions of children are living on the street, fighting for something to eat and a place to stay every single day.
- Dec7...Read more
Since my first working day at UN.GIFT, I read a lot about human trafficking and its different aspects. As I read the Survivor Blog "My name is Jana", I was shocked by her story and the way she became victim to sexual exploitation. The question, why people become victims of such awful crimes started bothering me.
- Nov30...Read more
As I disembark from the metro, pass through the metal detectors, and make my way through the electronic gates, I realize it is the last day of my internship at the United Nations in Vienna, and three months has passed. I wait for the elevator and listen to the chatter of languages being spoken around me: Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian and English; as it dawns on me, I am going to miss this place-and the reality that I should have learned more languages.
- Oct18...Read more
I am a big fan of movie marathons, spending an entire day or weekend watching films with a single theme: vampires, Quentin Tarantino, alien invasions, disasters, espionage and Sandra Bullock-the list could go on. However, when I had my last movie marathon, I found myself all alone, highlighting an issue that I fear many would rather not think about: human trafficking.
- Oct4...Read more
As the summer has faded into autumn, so have I settled into my internship at UN.GIFT. Each day brings new challenges and tasks, and if I need guidance or assistance, which I often do, the UN.GIFT team is accessible and ready to help.
- Sep27...Read more
Three invigorating and informative weeks have whirled by since I began my internship at the United Nations in Vienna with UN.GIFT. The energy and motivation of the team has impressed upon me the significance of the work that is being done.
- Sep21...Read more
My alarm roused me at 6 a.m., followed by a second alarm strategically placed across the room, guaranteeing that I would really get up for the FIRST day of my much anticipated internship, a three-month internship with the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking also known as UN.GIFT.