Eddie Avila · April, 2011

Current Director of Rising Voices. I have also worked as Regional Editor and Spanish Language Editor for Global Voices, as well as a volunteer author. I have been part of GV since 2005.

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Latest posts by Eddie Avila from April, 2011

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Blogging Positively: Maurine and Her Activism with Repacted

  27 April 2011

Longtime Rising Voices grantee Repacted from Nakuru, Kenya continues its work in surrounding communities using magnet theater as a way to engage the community, and youth especially, through dramatic interpretations that present real-life situations involving health issues such as HIV/AIDS and TB. One of these team members, Maurine, was recently interviewed about her work and how Repacted has helped her tell her story.

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Blogging Positively Guide Now Available in Swahili

  21 April 2011

Rising Voices is pleased to announce that our Blogging Positively Guide is now available in the Swahili Language, thanks to the efforts of Collins Oduor from the grantee project Repacted, with special contributions by Deogratis Simba from Global Voices in Swahili.

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Exploring Taboos: At the Million Woman March

  11 April 2011

Many Egyptians continue to promote the expansion of rights for women in post-Mubarak Egypt. One participant in the Exploring Taboos project wrote about his participation in the Million Woman March held on March 8, 2011, and which attracted rival protests and harassment from those that did not agree with the demands.

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Announcing the Newest Rising Voices Grantees

  3 April 2011

Rising Voices is pleased to announce the five newest members to join its global community of citizen media grantees. Each of the selected projects will receive microgrants to implement their proposed project to teach others how to use various citizen media tools. Please join RV in congratulating and welcoming the five projects from the countries of Guinea-Bissau, Greece, Brazil, India, and Mali.