Reflections

Earlier this month, as part of Changing The Story’s sister project CARAN – Community Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance using Arts in Nepal – I travelled to Kathmandu to take part in the project’s ‘pretesting’ phase.   CARAN asks if participatory filmmaking and other arts-based approaches can be used to find,...

Supported by the University of Leeds’ Global Challenges Research Fund allocation, in March 2018, Changing the Story PI, Paul Cooke, took part in a capacity-building project with school teachers in Kenya. The project is led by Professor Jane Plastow, supported by Dr Kimingichi Wabende and Dr Simon Peter Otieno (University of Nairobi Dept of Literature) in collaboration with the Kenyan...

Between 1975 and 1979 1.7 million Cambodians died of hunger, disease or were executed under the Khmer Rouge regime. During those four years, the Khmer Rouge sought to engineer a racially pure, classless, agrarian-based society, abolishing private property, prohibiting religion, and persecuting religious minorities. In 1979, Vietnamese-backed rebels overthrew the...

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. — Albert Einstein Over the next four years, Dr. Ly-Sok Kheang and colleagues from the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) will be working with Dr. Peter Manning (University of Bath) to explore intergenerational memory within the context...

In my latest paper, published in the International Journal Human Rights Education (2017, vol. 1, iss. 1), I trace my own thoughts and praxes on human rights education (HRE) in conversation with others since 2007. An element of self- referentiality is tracking my arguments, for which I apologize. Revisiting my...