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Where Will You Be This Summer?

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Environment & Sustainability, Health and Healing, Human trafficking, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Women, Youth on 1st April, 2014 | No Comments

Photo by Fernanda LeMarie, Cancilleria del EcuadorSummer is on our minds here at the Global Exchange office in San Francisco, CA, where we’re already getting a taste of warm weather days. As you make your Summer travel plans we invite you to join us on a Reality Tour to diverse regions of the world to learn about indigenous resistance to corporate economy, ending human trafficking, and to make lasting people-to-people ties.
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Serial Reality Tours Tripper Hoping to Travel to Uganda Next

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Europe, Guest Posts, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 30th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Jane Stillwater, Reality Tours AlumniJane Stillwater is preparing for her 6th Reality Tour to Uganda. Learn how this Citizen Diplomat does it and how her other journeys to Afghanistan, Belfast, North Korea, Iran, and Cuba gave her lots to share.
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Wanjiku Mwangi, Uganda Program Officer Shares Her Story

Posted by in Africa, Guest Posts, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 23rd May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Wanjiku_Mwangi_headshotWanjiku Mwangi helps Reality Tours organize and facilitate Uganda delegations focused on the issue of human trafficking. She explains more about this and the lasting impacts of these trips in this latest guest post.
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Taking Action Against Sex Tourism and Trafficking, With Luggage Tags?

Posted by in Asia, Human trafficking, Labor and Economy, Youth on 19th April, 2012 | 2 Comments

Creating the Tassa Tags at the Regina CenterTassaTag is a project of ECPAT-USA and stands for Travelers Take Action Against Sex Slavery and Trafficking. Check out their luggage tags and hear how this project began.
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ECPAT’s Code of Conduct Helps Confront Negative Impacts of Tourism

Posted by in Civil Rights, Human trafficking, Women, Youth on 5th April, 2012 | 1 Comment

kampotwalk-cambo-300x198Reality Tours has promoted meaningful travel since 1989. We know socially responsible tourism benefits the host economy and that the more local people benefit from tourism, the more likely it is that women receive these benefits. However, there are many negative impacts associated with mass tourism. Sex tourism is an egregious and growing trend that […]
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Understanding Uganda Reality Tours: Part 2

Posted by in Africa, Citizen Diplomacy, Human trafficking on 21st February, 2012 | 1 Comment

Malia in UgandaYesterday I shared with you some of the background on our Reality Tours trips to Uganda. Today in Part 2 of this two-part series, you’ll read my firsthand account of traveling on a Reality Tours trip to Uganda:
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Understanding Uganda Reality Tours Part 1

Posted by in Africa, Citizen Diplomacy, Human trafficking on 21st February, 2012 | No Comments

Prof. Judy Dushku with Ugandan Children, Suffolk University Delegation to Uganda 2009.Malia Everette shares the story behind Reality Tours launching Uganda in 2009 and recounts the personal transformation inspired by her experience.
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Reality Tours Cambodia & Thailand Program Officer Shares His Story-Pt 2

Posted by in Asia, Human trafficking on 13th December, 2011 | 2 Comments

picture by Malia EveretteThis is the second in a two-part interview by Global Exchange Reality Tours Intern Sue Sullivan with our Cambodia and Thailand program officer, Boreth Sun. Learn more about what it means to be an in-country partner and why it is important for the international community to visit and learn first-hand about life in South East Asia.
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Reality Tours Cambodia & Thailand Program Officer Shares His Story-Pt 1

Posted by in Asia, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 7th December, 2011 | No Comments

Boreth Sun Visiting Global Exchange in San FranciscoDiscover what it means to be an in-country representative of Reality Tours and our partnering organization Not For Sale. Introducing Boreth Sun, Reality Tours program officer in Cambodia and Thailand. Follow along as Reality Tours Director Malia Everette interviews Boreth.
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Sharing The Harvest: Behind the Fair Trade Story of Reality Tours

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Latin America on 28th November, 2011 | 1 Comment

Fair Harvest in the Dominican RepublicReality Tours shares its Fair Trade Tourism story. As consumers in the “global north” we have become accustomed to the ease with which we buy products from around the world, but it is easy to be oblivious to how our choices effect people’s lives in producer communities. Global Exchange’s Fair Harvest Reality Tours exposes how our global economy impacts the lives of farmers around the world and advocates for fair alternatives while supporting community based, socially responsible tourism with Fair Trade and service learning.
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