We have created Mimi, a fictional spouse from a French-speaking country in Africa, whose relocation story we will follow online as she negotiates the many challenges of any real spouse/partner. We join Mimi before she leaves for Washington DC.
The boxes are unpacked, the house is functional, your partner has started her/his new job, and you have…nothing to do. Loneliness is prowling. The city is unfamiliar, and you don’t feel you belong here. Binge-watching TV shows suddenly seems like a comfortable life plan.
“The ongoing conflict in Yemen has caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. As of March 2017, an estimated 17 million Yemenis (about 60 percent of the total population) are estimated food insecure and a further 7 million severely food insecure.”
Four months ago, I moved with my family from Italy to US, and it has been a REALLY big challenge. I am a program manager and was working full-time for an engineering company in Rome, when in July 2016 my wife received an appointment letter from the WBG and we decided that moving to the US could also be a good opportunity for me and our 2 year-old...
Christian Fonseca and Philippe Ruellan are currently on the Executive Committee (Philippe was just voted on) of the WBFN, which means they have a leadership role in the organization. We asked Christian and Philippe to share their thoughts on the place of men in the WBFN.