Katerina Canyon (Nepal)


Katerina Canyon (CONCERN)

Katerina Canyon (Concern for Children and Environment Nepal - CONCERN): is pursuing a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her concentrations are in international communications & information and public & NGO management. Prior to her graduate studies, Katerina graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, international studies and creative writing, and she received the award of outstanding graduating senior from Saint Louis University’s International Studies Department. During her undergraduate studies Katerina wrote for OneWorld Magazine and University News. She also served as international affairs intern for Peace Economy Project, where she investigated and researched U.S. spending and U.S. involvement in military actions around the world. She also prepared analyses and reports on U.S. spending and military involvement. Katerina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Email:kcanyon@advocacynet.org



12 Aug

Artistic Depictions of Child Labor

Recently, CONCERN-Nepal held a painting contest for students in Bhaktapur. Students gathered from all over the area carrying their paints, colored pencils, and markers in order to paint their depictions of child labor.  If you aren’t familiar with Bhaktapur, I should tell you, it is a beautiful ancient city with the best preserved palace grounds […]

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Posted Aug 12, 2014

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06 Aug

Kids Doing It for Themselves

  Last week I had the opportunity to attend a Children’s Club Conference. Well over a hundred children from the ages of 5 to 17, all dressed neatly in their school uniforms, attended from throughout the city of Kathmandu. They met to discuss and brainstorm on the problem of child labor, because who understands the […]

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Posted Aug 06, 2014

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30 Jul

A Call to Arms Against Child Labor

  Last week, I took a trip to Bhaktapur with Dr. Bijaya Sainju, the executive director for CONCERN for Children and Environment-Nepal, for a press conference that CONCERN was hosting.  At approximately 74 kilns, Bhaktapur has the greatest concentration of brick factories in Nepal.  Over the past several years, CONCERN has initiated a significant number […]

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Posted Jul 30, 2014

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21 Jul

The Unseen Children

The Unseen Children Home in America, I’m often struck by the lack of children.  Not that I never see children at all, but there are times I can go days without seeing them.  The park across from my apartment in Medford, Massachusetts often sits quiet and empty.  Last Halloween, I think I only had six […]

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Posted Jul 21, 2014

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17 Jul

Bits of My Life in Kathmandu

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Posted Jul 17, 2014

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11 Jul

A Visit to the Brick Factory

Last weekend was a pretty busy weekend for me.  I had the opportunity to visit a brick factory in Lalitpur.  I went there with an image of post-colonial British brick-making in mind, something akin to T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland.  I expected plumes of smoke and coal-dusted walls and faces, but it was not like that […]

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Posted Jul 11, 2014

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28 Jun

Nepal’s Human Trafficking Narrative

As I mentioned in my last post, the State Department released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report.  I had the opportunity to read Nepal’s narrative.  Here’s a summary and a few of my thoughts. Nepal’s narrative reports that Nepal is a Tier 2 Trafficking Country, which is not bad considering Nepal’s current state of economic […]

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Posted Jun 28, 2014

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22 Jun

The 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report and Other Thoughts on Human Complacency

So this week wasn’t one of the most productive weeks of my life.  I started off Sunday at CONCERN working on a grant application in order to gain support for CONCERN’s women and children’s advocacy program, which we are trying to fund.  This program would help educate public entities about the enforcement of human rights […]

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Posted Jun 22, 2014

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14 Jun

We Need to Fight Against Child Labor Everyday

I arrived to Kathmandu late Monday night. After close to 30 hours of flights and layovers, I was very excited to be here; however, part of me was disappointed because I arrived at night and I wouldn’t be able to truly see the city until the morning. I am staying with a wonderful family in […]

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Posted Jun 14, 2014

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29 May

What Do I Expect During My Fellowship?

I honestly do not know what I should expect from this fellowship opportunity.  In my experience, the minute you make plans or set expectations, something colossal will happen to change those plans and expectations. Therefore, I expect anything to happen, and I am prepared for everything to happen. I have spent a great deal of […]

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Posted May 29, 2014

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