Atifa Hasham | UN Volunteer

Canada

With roots in East Africa and India, Atifa is a first-generation Canadian born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization and had the opportunity to work with diverse international teams as part of a work-study program. After interning with UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning and working as a student with Global Affairs Canada, Atifa realized she wanted to continue to cultivate her passion for international development issues, particularly women’s economic, social, and cultural rights. Atifa was introduced to Just Governance for Human Security, part of the Caux Forum in 2017 and is thrilled to be part of the volunteer team as she is a huge believer in healing through storytelling. In her spare time, you can find Atifa photographing, knitting winter gear, listening to indie folk music, and obsessing over kittens on the Internet.  

 

 

Amy Child | UN Volunteer

Fiji

Amy Child is a contributing writer with Just Governance for Human Security. She is from New Zealand and currently lives in Fiji, where she completed her Master's degree in Development Studies, focusing on the local Fairtrade sugar producers. Amy has a longstanding interest and commitment to social justice and has volunteered for UNHCR, and for campaigns with Amnesty International and Oxfam.  She is a fierce promoter of Fairtrade, having seen firsthand the benefits for smallholder producers.  Amy holds that people must be at the centre of social change and supports participatory approaches in all her work. 

 

 
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