Discussion around ICC’s politicisation of human rights and justice. We argued that ICC’s addressing of human rights and justice is being influenced by political factors such as national interest, in other words politicisation.
Today, in global politics class, we had a debate on whether human rights should be seen as universal rights or culturally-relative rights. This question is significant because UDHR is criticised as being a Western construct that doesn’t value cultural differences on certain ideas. The debate was carried out by firstly brainstorming some arguments on post-it […]
Questions Answer First of all, I just want to make sure; Are you comfortable with answering questions that ask your opinion about the Singaporean government? Okay, so I won’t answer if there’s any that I don’t want to answer. Afa started in 1988 and I assume there were many difficulties or conflicts between the […]
On 15 August 2018, I went for an interview with Afa’s executive director, Sumita Banerjee. The aim of this interview was to clarify the potential difficulties that they have faced as a non-state actor and whether or not they recognise the rising legitimacy of non-state actors in Singapore. Surprisingly, she stated that Afa had never […]
On 21 July 2018, I went for my second volunteering to Afa (Action for AIDS) and there, I had an HIV testing training. The organization separates the testing process into; registration, pre-counseling, testing and post-counseling. Since I’ve already done the training for the reception, I attended the training for the testing stage; where one volunteer […]
On July 14th, I went to DSC Clinic at Jalan Basar, which is Afa’s ATS (anonymous testing service) site to volunteer as a receptionist. They told me that everyone has to have two trainings at the reception, two at the blood taking procedure and three at both pre- and post- counselling. I assume that this well-established […]
I went to orientation sessions on April 13th and May 26th to work as a volunteer at Action for AIDS (Afa). The first session in April was a general overview of what the organisation does and the second one was a more specific seminar on how Anonymous Testing Service (ATS) functions and how volunteers can […]