Anastasiya Kochevanskaya

Program Coordinator, 'Women Support Center' Public Association
Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan

About Anastasiya

Languages

English, German, Kazakh, Russian

I'm passionate about

My work

People don't know I'm good at

Generating ideas when doing routine work, like washing the dishes ;)

Comments & conversations

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Anastasiya Kochevanskaya
Posted over 2 years ago
What is the best way to spread awareness of human trafficking in suburban areas?
Russel and Cecilia, It is in fact common that people don't recognize the problem as relevant and up-to-date, and if the target groups are from large cities, they would say something like "hey, we know about our rights more than you do", that is why children and teenagers from suburban areas are a more appreciative audience. We offer real case studies for consideration, and always use statistical data to support the theory. Only keep in mind that your task is NOT to frighten away, but to warn. We also try to educate people to be tolerant and avoid hanging tags on others, because human trafficking may concern everyone, and development of non-violent behavior and attitudes are the key objectives.
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Anastasiya Kochevanskaya
Posted over 2 years ago
What is the best way to spread awareness of human trafficking in suburban areas?
Hi Cecilia, What my organization does in terms of preventive measures is awareness raising through information campaigns and mini-educational trainings among at-risk groups, consistent of children and young adults - potential victims of trafficking, originating from troubled families, or children in orphanages and other social protection institutions, particularly in suburban areas, remote regional districts and villages. All activities imply interactive form, where the trainees can easily participate, tell their worries and concerns. Especially demonstration of some video material (as an example - http://vimeo.com/15113068, borrowed from MTV Exit) works well with this kind of audience, only note that local bound concepts and situations are more effective, that is what is good for North America doesn't go for Central Asia, etc. It's worth noting that our task is not to inculcate some fear of becoming a victim or some prejudice in the trainees, (it's very important to stress that!) because among other things our objective is to fight sterotypical thinking, but to familiarize people with the problem's tangibility and the variety of forms human trafficking may take. In case you are interested I can provide more detailed information. Hope it was useful.
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Anastasiya Kochevanskaya
Posted almost 3 years ago
We can learn by exchanging and discussing our own lists of "10 Things I Know to be True."
Thanks for your feedback, Margaret. Your comment made me feel like adding 11th thing that I know to be true - those who preach don't practice) However, I don't see any gap between the power of will and limit to everything... I guess these lie in different planes. What I implicated by the power of will is the powerful inner gust of consentrated thoughts and drives that contributes to dream's actualization, and it has nothing to do with being "greedy" and unlimited desires because in most cases it's unconscious... What's your idea of this?
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Anastasiya Kochevanskaya
Posted almost 3 years ago
We can learn by exchanging and discussing our own lists of "10 Things I Know to be True."
1. No matter how hard you try to hide your own vulnerability inside your shell, this way or another under certain circumstances it will come out, and you'll be exposed. People are vulnerable in the face of love. It's inevitable and that's the price we pay. 2. A beaten but true statement by Dr. House - Everybody lies. 3. It makes no sense to wait for people to change or grow up. Some never do. What makes it is to grow up yourself and step over. 4. From what I have observed, Pity is destructive (both to self and to others). 5. Learn to let go, it makes life so much easier. 6. Never underestimate the power of will. But be careful with your dreams as they do come true. 7. Where there is no trouble, people will create and nurture it. Human nature is striving to overcome obstacles. 8. Whether you are the ruler of your destiny, or everythingz predestined, the outcome is the same :) 9. To everything there is a limit. 10. There are no unique recipes for life (including these). So relax