I was first diagnosed with HIV when I was 22. I had successfully completed an apprenticeship at a private company in Mexico and was about to be hired when I was told that I was not “medically suitable” for the job.
I remember asking myself: “Does this mean that I cannot be efficient at what I am doing because I am living with HIV?” Continue reading
We had arrived in China at just about the same time as Typhoon Utor.
Which was a bit of a problem, since our cameraman Damien Riunaud and I had travelled to Shenzhen to board the Singapore-bound APL Boston container ship and produce video footage documenting life at sea.
Jean-Luc Martinage,ILO Senior Communications Officer
It’s been three months since Typhoon Haiyan – also known as Yolanda – devastated parts of the central Philippines, killing thousands of people and leaving behind a trail of devastation.
One thing that struck me when I travelled to Tacloban was the size of the humanitarian contingent still on the ground. Their presence is crucial. Even though reconstruction is well under way, there’s still a lot of work ahead. Continue reading