Part one on Peace Corps safety

Part 1 of a series of Peace Corps stories on safety appeared in today’s Dayton Daily News. Though I was interviewed for this series, I do not expect to have my story or comments included. This seven-part series explores how Peace Corps volunteers face injury and death in foreign lands. As many of you know, my Peace Corps story of early termination deals much more so with freedom of speech than safety and security.

Regardless if I’m quoted in an upcoming story or not, there is a lot of good content here. I hope that some of you choose to follow this issue. Here are links to Sunday’s articles.


Mission of Sacrifice
Peace Corps volunteers face injury, death in foreign lands

Ohio leaders recall defining moments in Corps
Tony Hall: ‘You’ve got to go in . . . with your eyes open’

Volunteer decides to return home
Englewood native left Africa after bouts with illness

Not every crime victim counts in tracking system
Three rapes and two assaults count as one ‘incident’ to Corps

Corps unwilling to release information on crime
‘Daily News’ fights legal battle against agency to access records


Peace Corps’ policies don’t honor promise
The Peace Corps’ good intentions and its public image as an army of ambassadors doing good around the world shouldn’t exempt the agency from accountability


A letter from the Peace Corps
We have concerns about ‘inaccuracies and misleading information’


Perils faced by volunteers need to be reported
Peace Corps has proven to be more dangerous and disturbing than is generally perceived. By Jeff Bruce