Children discussed the role of a humanitarian aid worker and various reasons for human displacement, including war, genocide, natural calamities, etc. Strong opinions emerged during the discussions with the children being extremely vocal around what human rights are and how they should be defended. Enacting short skits on the various situations they discussed brought some laughter into the serious discussions.
About Jasveen Ahluwalia:
Jasveen Ahluwalia is an humanitarian aid worker and international development professional with over 17 years of work experience across 20 countries. She has worked in Africa, the middle east and india. She has done extensive work in Afghanistan. She has extensive experience in working with refugees and women and children in emergency situations.
Jasveen Ahluwalia has an extensive expertise in linking gender issues with health issues, with an emphasis on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in regards to advocacy, women’s empowerment and capacity building. Her main focus is on mainstreaming of gender/SGBV in emergencies and the roll-out of the gender in emergencies strategy across the core sectors.
Her educational background includes a BA in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India and a MSW in Family and Child welfare from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.