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Philippines or Bust...

Posted by Bud Askins on June 6, 2012 at 4:21pm 1 Comment

Count down to the Philippines has begun. I am only a day and a half away from my departure from Austin, Texas to the Republic of the Philippines for a six month assignment as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. It is a return trip for me. I was a…

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Once in a Lifetime Trip

Posted by Ronald Louis Peterson on May 6, 2012 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

I'm excited about returning to Ethiopia with more than 100 other RPCVs in September to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps first group in Ethiopia. Catching up with other RPCVs, meeting a former student and his family along with others…

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If you know a returned Peace Corps volunteer who has recently passed, please consider posting in this group to honor them and share the news with our community.
 
 

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Victory: Peace Corps Equity Act Language Approved!

  Tuesday night, as President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill to fund most of the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year, one very small component of the bill means fairer treatment for female Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs). Included in the Peace Corps section of the 1,600 page spending package …

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National Peace Corps Association Applauds Passage of Language to Implement Peace Corps Equity Act

The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) today praised the inclusion of language to implement the Peace Corps Equity Act as part of federal omnibus appropriations bill passed earlier this week by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The language – championed in legislation introduced by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey – fixes an inequity in the treatment and support of female Peace Corps Volunteers. For the past two years, these volunteers were singled out as the only individuals serving our nation overseas in extended term assignments who were denied support should they choose to terminate a pregnancy in narrow and rare circumstances involving rape, incest and life endangerment.

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Back in the Field, with Lightning Speed

By Pat Reilly, Board member, Friends of Liberia On July 31, Sara Lakowski’s Peace Corps service in Guinea ended abruptly after 8 months with the notice that she was being evacuated because of the spread of Ebola. Little did she she know that four months later she would arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone just in time …

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