Young Women from the Caucasus

by Nathan Hamm on 12/22/2005 · 5 comments

Assuming most of my readership is male, I hope that was a quite attention-grabbing headline. The following is an announcement from Katy Pearce.

ATTENTION BLOGGERS:

Interested in developing the worldwide blogosphere? Like working with young people?

We are looking for bloggers from around the world to be a blogging mentor for 1 week sometime in February, March, April or May 2006.

The project, Young Caucasus Women, is a group blog for young women from the Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). The young women will be given a topic to blog on each week, although they are welcome to blog on any topic throughout the week.

We need bloggers to blog on a specific topic on Sunday, hence inspiring the young women’s blog entries. The topic and week need to be determined at least month in advance.

Then throughout the week, the adult mentor blogger would need to comment on the young women’s blog postings.

THAT’S IT – simple, yet a project with a lot of impact.

You don’t need any background in the region. Just be culturally sensitive, have a topic that would be of interest to international young women and have a blog. We’d love to have English language bloggers from around the world.

Interested or know someone who is? Contact katy (at) katypearce (dot) org for more information.

Background:

There are almost NO blogs written by national individuals living IN-COUNTRY in the Caucasus. Generally blogs are written by ex-pats or diasporas. The students participating in this project are high school aged foreign exchange students currently in the US. The hope is that they will continue blogging once they return home in the summer of 2006.

The immediate aims of the project are:

To highlight the similarities and learn about the differences between young women in these neighboring countries.

To promote citizen journalism in developing countries as an alternative to mainstream media.

To promote weblogs as a method of democratic expression.

To expose young women to journalism and technology.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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{ 2 comments }

katy December 22, 2005 at 6:35 pm

Thanks Nathan.

Jane King December 28, 2005 at 5:30 am

Yes I am interest let me know the next step!

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