Since International Women's Day was held on March 8, it's appropriate that Paksy Plackis-Cheng is featured this month! - HR Living Magazine
When I was the senior broadcast producer at 20/20, long before the #Metoo movement, correspondent John Ferrugia then the lead investigative reporter at Denver’s KMGH-TV uncovered sexual assaults of female cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. With additional reporting, John brought the local story to 20/20 to reach a larger national audience. The outcry from the story initiated Congressional hearings and a leadership change at the Academy. Also there are now sex assault officers/teams on most U.S. military bases around the world as well as at all the service academies.
In these orientations, the domestic migrants are told that they will likely not get a day off; they will not have an access to Internet or a cellular phone. They are told that they will be over-worked and isolated. They're told that they're probably going to get raped. That there will be moments when they want to jump off a balcony and kill themselves.
What we have settled on is that there seems to be two things: traumatic migration experience; refugees have higher risk of disorder than economic migrants. Second, the pre- and post-migratory social context, for example, people's loss of social status—when people go from a good job to being a cleaner after migration.
When we frame politics as a game we all lose. We lose our humanity, our compassion, and empathy. Human beings, people with names and faces, are on the other end of these so called “contests.”