ISSN 1710-6931 March 18, 2011 Issue 163

RESPECT's e-Zine takes refugee issues global

RESPECT International works to raise awareness of refugee issues in part by connecting war-affected youth to non-refugee youth around the world through the pen-pal Letter Exchange Program.

RESPECT's e-Zine is a monthly periodical that documents the work of RESPECT and that of its partner organizations in war-affected communities and around the world. The e-Zine allows RESPECT to document the work of teachers participating in the letter exchange program and gives an international platform to our Affiliates in war-affected communities.

The articles are translated into French, Italian and Spanish from English and then archived on our website after they are published, generating a growing online database which is available for people to freely access. The translation of RESPECT e-Zine into other languages makes the content more widely accessible to the global community.

Story ideas for the e-Zine are submitted to or identified by Marc Schaeffer, RESPECT's President, and then forwarded onto the coordinator of e-Zine writers, Mohammed Riazuddin. Riaz assigns each story idea to a writer, makes introductions to interviewees as appropriate and follows up to make sure the stories are completed in a timely fashion.

Completed stories are submitted to our editorial team. Angela Carter, our Content Editor, edits each English article for grammar, language and so forth and sends the articles back to the writer for further details as required. e-Zine


2010-11 Poster Contest Deadline Quickly Approaching

Entries for this year's RESPECT International Poster Contest must be postmarked no later than 1 April 2011. That leaves only a few weeks for students to complete their posters and submit them for judging.

A World Without War has been selected as the theme for this year's contest. The theme was chosen from the excellent suggestions we received.

We are looking forward to seeing the many creative ways students will incorporate the theme into their posters.

Limited funds are available for refugee schools to help defray the cost of postage. For details, contact Poster Contest coordinator Olivia Wallace or your RESPECT country coordinator.

As in any newsletter or magazine, RESPECT e-zine is committed to striving for interesting articles and announcements concerning refugee issues all around the world.

If you have any suggestions or would like to contribute an article, contact the e-Zine editor, Angela Carter, at

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