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{{who served in | Bolivia}}
  
In fulfilling its mandate to share the face of America with host countries, the Peace Corps is making special efforts to see that all of America’s richness is reflected in the Volunteer corps. More Americans of color are serving in today’s Peace Corps than at any time in recent years. Differences in race, ethnic background, age, religion, and sexual orientation are expected and welcomed among our Volunteers. Part of the Peace Corps’ mission is to help dispel any notion that Americans are all of one origin or race and to establish that each of us is as thoroughly American as the other despite our many differences.
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==Dates Unknown==
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[[Taylor Hackford]]
  
Our diversity helps us accomplish that goal. In other ways, however, it poses challenges. In Bangladesh, as in other Peace Corps host countries, Volunteers’ behavior, lifestyle, background, and beliefs are judged in a cultural context very different from their own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed in Bangladesh.  
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==1962==
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[[Kenneth Rustad]]<br>
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[[donald g bryan]]<br>
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[[Jon Roger Perry]]<br>
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[[Marjorie Nishek]]<br>
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[[Michael Hacker]]<br>
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[[Wayne Nishek]]<br>
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[[Nancy T. Sturdivant]]<br>
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[[Art Andres Jr.]]<br>
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[[Myrtis Becker]]<br>
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[[Ken Boice]]<br>
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[[Ben Brackin]]<br>
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[[Bill Brownell]]<br>
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[[Peter Burr]]<br>
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[[Norm Coble]]<br>
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[[Ed Dennison]]<br>
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[[Audrey Dewerff]]<br>
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[[Chuck Glass]]<br>
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[[Jim Herberger]]<br>
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[[Judy Herberger]]<br>
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[[Sharleen Hirschi]]<br>
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[[Paul Lofton]]<br>
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[[Peter Nieblas]]<br>
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[[Larry Oglesby]]<br>
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[[Vern Risty]]<br>
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[[Peter Roycraft]]<br>
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[[Don Rozell]]<br>
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[[Ken Rustad]]<br>
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[[Bill Schenk]]<br>
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[[Lounelle Selle]]<br>
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[[Eric Smith]]<br>
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[[Tom Stachelek]]<br>
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[[John Sykes]]<br>
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[[Orville Tenbrink]]<br>
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[[Rose Epps]]<br>
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[[Larry Wohlwend]]<br>
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[[George Wright]]<br>
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[[Mel Zielinski]]<br>
  
Outside of Bangladesh’s capital, residents of rural communities have had relatively little direct exposure to other cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles. What people view as typical American behavior or norms may be a misconception, such as the belief that all Americans are rich and have blond hair and blue eyes. The people of Bangladesh are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you will live may display a range of reactions to cultural differences that you present.  
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==1963==
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[[Earl Bahler]]<br>
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[[James M. Hooper]]<br>
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[[Nancy Keebler Bissell]]<br>
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[[Philip T. Hill]]<br>
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[[Henry Wilhelm]]<br>
  
To ease the transition and adapt to life in Bangladesh, you may need to make some temporary, yet fundamental compromises in how you present yourself as an American and as an individual. For example, female trainees and Volunteers may not be able to exercise the independence available to them in the United States; political discussions need to be handled with great care; and some of your personal beliefs may best remain undisclosed. You will need to develop techniques and personal strategies for coping with these and other limitations. The Peace Corps staff will be on call to provide support, but the challenge ultimately will be your own.  
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==1964==
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[[Barbara Kempczinski]]<br>
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[[BOBBY EUGENE BURNS]]<br>
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[[Cara Linn Joe]]<br>
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[[Daryl Knox]]<br>
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[[David Paul Winkelmann]]<br>
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[[Joseph Rogers Dickinson, Jr.]]<br>
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[[marge Reifsnyder]]<br>
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[[William Dain]]<br>
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==1965==
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[[Andrew D. Cohen]]<br>
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[[Frank Cremins]]<br>
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[[Frederick E. Wepprecht]]<br>
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[[James Douglas Beals]]<br>
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[[Keith G. Williams]]<br>
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[[Larry Stearns]]<br>
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[[Lorrain Giddings]]<br>
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[[Margaret Mimna Cummings]]<br>
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[[Mike Eskitch]]<br>
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[[Sabina Marie Dunton]]<br>
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[[Zoe Hellekson Rae]]<br>
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==1966==
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[[Averill Strasser]]<br>
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[[Bruce B. Cohen]]<br>
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[[Douglas Charles Haring]]<br>
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[[James N. Parkinson]]<br>
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[[Jay C Vincent]]<br>
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[[John Michael Fogg]]<br>
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[[Ray Petty]]<br>
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==1967==
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[[dan roque]]<br>
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[[David P. Dolson]]<br>
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[[Don Beck]]<br>
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[[Douglas Langan]]<br>
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[[Frank T. Darmiento]]<br>
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[[Jeff Fletcher]]<br>
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[[John S. Waterman]]<br>
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[[Paul M. Martin]]<br>
  
===Overview of Diversity in Bangladesh===  
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==1968==
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[[Bill Buzenberg]]<br>
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[[Fred Krieger]]<br>
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[[Kirk Harder]]<br>
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[[Michael H. Fox]]<br>
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==1969==
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[[John V. Albertella]]<br>
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[[Louise Gregg]]<br>
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[[Peter Maki]]<br>
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[[Shirley Howard]]<br>
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[[Steven Kraft]]<br>
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[[William Michael "Mike" Green]]<br>
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==1970==
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[[Bill Miller]]<br>
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[[Donald Dilworth]]<br>
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[[Joel Moline]]<br>
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[[Paul J Fisher]]<br>
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[[Terry Linkletter]]<br>
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==1990==
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[[Valorie C. Voigt]]<br>
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[[Vance Russell]]<br>
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==1991==
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[[Dana Blakeslee]]<br>
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[[Jeffrey Horton]]<br>
  
The Peace Corps staff in Bangladesh recognizes the adjustment issues that come with diversity and will endeavor to provide support and guidance. During pre-service training, several sessions will be held to discuss diversity and coping mechanisms.  
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==1992==
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[[Beth Schira Dazell]]<br>
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[[Brooke Palmer]]<br>
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[[Candace Stoughton]]<br>
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[[John H. Kim]]<br>
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[[kimberly winter]]<br>
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[[Kyle Bohnenstiehl]]<br>
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[[Matthew J. Hayek]]<br>
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[[naomi gabriela schwartz]]<br>
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[[pam doan]]<br>
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[[Scott Merrick Campbell]]<br>
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==1993==
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[[Blake W Bratt]]<br>
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[[Chantel Campbell]]<br>
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[[Ken Cousins]]<br>
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[[Melissa Quimby]]<br>
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[[Miguel Eduardo Gomez/Pacheco]]<br>
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[[Sheila Broderick Martin]]<br>
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==1994==
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[[Eric Esparra]]<br>
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==1995==
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[[Aaron RIstow]]<br>
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[[Fred Werner]]<br>
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[[Mark Mobius]]<br>
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[[James "Jaime" Critchfield]]<br>
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[[jwseymour]]<br>
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[[Kipp Sutton]]<br>
  
We look forward to having male and female Volunteers from a variety of races, ethnic groups, ages, religions, and sexual orientations and hope that you will become part of a diverse group of Americans who will take pride in supporting one another and demonstrating the richness of American culture.
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==1996==
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[[Cathy Reidy]]<br>
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[[Clinton Siegle]]<br>
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[[Greg Hobbs]]<br>
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[[Stephen Edwards]]<br>
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[[Megan Romberg]]<br>
  
===What Might a Volunteer Face?===  
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==1997==
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[[Kristy Lord]]<br>
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[[Lisa Thomson]]<br>
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[[Matt Sholler]]<br>
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[[Matthew Howard Thompson]]<br>
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[[Sean Nagle]]<br>
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[[Tim Hoye]]<br>
  
====Possible Issues for Female Volunteers====
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==1998==
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[[Christopher E. Devers]]<br>
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[[Dan Senour]]<br>
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[[Debbie Zarnt]]<br>
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[[Jason Girard]]<br>
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[[Joseph P. Sanders]]<br>
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[[Kristian Morales]]<br>
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[[Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba]]<br>
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[[Stephanie Lynn Daza]]<br>
  
In Bangladesh, the virtues of the ideal woman include patience, obedience, endurance, and self-sacrifice. Although women are visible in public, particularly in Dhaka, the majority have limited opportunities outside the home and even face discrimination within their own families. What follows is an outline of the typical rural woman’s life.  
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==1999==
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[[daniel baker]]<br>
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[[Kate McPeek]]<br>
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[[Sally Love]]<br>
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[[Kim Glick]]<br>
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[[Vicki Tripolitis]]<br>
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[[Heather Green]]<br>
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[[Lisa Conforti]]<br>
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[[Angela Gadino]]<br>
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[[Cathy Fitzgerald]]<br>
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[[Jon Froyd]]<br>
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[[Misty Crowe]]<br>
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[[Marc Goodhue]]<br>
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[[Mitch S]]<br>
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[[Matt Heffron]]<br>
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[[Bob]]<br>
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[[Holly Cantillon]]<br>
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[[Slyvia]]<br>
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[[Ana Zambie]]<br>
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[[Angela Hogg]]<br>
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[[Rich Brickman]]<br>
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[[Nancy]]<br>
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[[V. Lagioia]]<br>
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[[Susan Weber]]<br>
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[[James Catto]]<br>
  
When a girl is born her birth is rarely celebrated and no call for prayer is given, as it would be for a boy. From early childhood, girls are made aware that, unlike their brothers, they are liabilities rather than assets to the family. In a country of great scarcity, what little is available—from food to clothing to education to health care—is offered first to males. Over 50 percent of girls ages six to seven months have stunted growth, and the death rate for girls ages one to four is 15 per 1,000, compared with 12 per 1,000 for boys of the same age.  
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==2000==
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[[Brian "Ian" Hofsteen]]<br>
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[[Erin Camarena]]<br>
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[[Kelly O'Neil]]<br>
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[[Kristina J. Owens]]<br>
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==2001==
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[[Nat Reynolds]]<br>
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==2002==
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[[kristin wolter]]<br>
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[[Michael Yadrick]]<br>
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[[Scott Richards]]<br>
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==2003==
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[[Michelle Pena]]<br>
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[[Robb Stangland]]<br>
  
Girls are trained to take on the only socially acceptable role for a woman, that of wife and mother. From a young age, a girl helps her mother with household chores and looks after younger children. Only 50 percent of girls enroll in primary school, compared with 70 percent of boys. In secondary schools, girls’ attendance is less than half that of boys.
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==2004==
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[[margaret ann kosco]]<br>
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[[Justin Lovell]]<br>
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[[Alexis Siegel]]<br>
  
Beginning at about age 10, segregation of the genders becomes stricter. Some families observe purdah, a Muslim and Hindu practice in which a girl’s movements outside the home are restricted to protect her chastity and reputation. How strictly a young woman observes purdah depends on her economic status, as poorer women in villages need freedom of movement to fetch water, tend animals, and so on.
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==2006==
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[[Luke Bourassa]]<br>
  
Rural women generally perform tasks at home—cooking, cleaning, and child care—while men negotiate with the outside world as they work in the fields or go to the market. Thus Bangladesh differs from other predominantly Muslim countries where women can freely work in the fields and go to the market. In addition, rural Bangladeshi women generally do not share in tasks that involve earning an income.  
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==Source==
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[http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Peace Corps Online] Directory of Bolivia RPCVs
  
The legal age of marriage is 18; however, 20 percent of women have their first child before age 15, 66 percent before age18, and 80 percent before age 20. Dowries are illegal in Bangladesh but are still very common, as is wife beating. After marriage, a wife’s position is inferior to that of other women in her husband’s household. The twin threats of polygamy and divorce, both sanctioned by Muslim law, help husbands to ensure their wives’ obedience. If a husband instigates divorce, the wife has no choice but to accept the decision, as Muslim law allows a man to divorce his wife on any grounds simply by saying “I divorce you” three times. (Women have the right to initiate divorce but are discouraged from doing so by societal pressure.) An unattached woman, whether single, widowed, or divorced, has little or no social standing, so a wife banished from her husband’s home usually returns to her parents, leaving her children behind.
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As long as they lack an independent means of livelihood and a broader social movement to back them up, women are likely to respond to male domination with only small acts of self-assertion. In urban areas women are more openly assertive, politically conscious, and organized, partly because of the opportunities for wage employment, albeit in low-paying jobs such as garment factory labor and street cleaning. Middle-class urban women have greater opportunities for education and careers, but they are usually employed in traditionally female occupations such as teaching and nursing. There is, however, a small but growing group of extremely well-educated and articulate professional women who are acting as a catalyst for change by helping women get educated, gain employment, and become leaders in their communities. Many organizations work specifically with women’s groups, raising awareness and providing opportunities for women to work together in starting and running their own businesses.
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====Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers====
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Although Islam was declared the state religion in 1988, freedom of religion is a legal right in Bangladesh. As the dominant religion, Islam is also the major social and cultural force in Bangladeshi society. The Koran forbids drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, and money lending for profit. It also lays down the rules for marriage and divorce and the penalties for crimes. Islam seems to give many Bangladeshis enormous patience in the face of extreme poverty and frequent naturaldisasters. An expression one often hears is “Inshallah,” which means “As Allah wills it, so it will be.” Most Bangladeshis view religious identity as a basic fact about a person and are likely to ask about your religion almost as frequently as they ask how many brothers and sisters you have. Many assume that all Americans are Christians, and Volunteers who are not Christian may experience some challenges. Jews in particular may encounter negative attitudes.
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Although Muslims and Hindus in Bangladesh interact freely on a professional level, there are some animosities between Hindu and Muslim communities. People who are atheists or seem ambiguous about their religious identity may be regarded as foolish or morally reprehensible, as rejecting the religion one is born into is considered a serious matter. Some Volunteers without a specific religion have found calling themselves “humanist” to be a good compromise.
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[[Category:Bangladesh]]
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Dates Unknown

Taylor Hackford

1962

Kenneth Rustad
donald g bryan
Jon Roger Perry
Marjorie Nishek
Michael Hacker
Wayne Nishek
Nancy T. Sturdivant
Art Andres Jr.
Myrtis Becker
Ken Boice
Ben Brackin
Bill Brownell
Peter Burr
Norm Coble
Ed Dennison
Audrey Dewerff
Chuck Glass
Jim Herberger
Judy Herberger
Sharleen Hirschi
Paul Lofton
Peter Nieblas
Larry Oglesby
Vern Risty
Peter Roycraft
Don Rozell
Ken Rustad
Bill Schenk
Lounelle Selle
Eric Smith
Tom Stachelek
John Sykes
Orville Tenbrink
Rose Epps
Larry Wohlwend
George Wright
Mel Zielinski

1963

Earl Bahler
James M. Hooper
Nancy Keebler Bissell
Philip T. Hill
Henry Wilhelm

1964

Barbara Kempczinski
BOBBY EUGENE BURNS
Cara Linn Joe
Daryl Knox
David Paul Winkelmann
Joseph Rogers Dickinson, Jr.
marge Reifsnyder
William Dain

1965

Andrew D. Cohen
Frank Cremins
Frederick E. Wepprecht
James Douglas Beals
Keith G. Williams
Larry Stearns
Lorrain Giddings
Margaret Mimna Cummings
Mike Eskitch
Sabina Marie Dunton
Zoe Hellekson Rae

1966

Averill Strasser
Bruce B. Cohen
Douglas Charles Haring
James N. Parkinson
Jay C Vincent
John Michael Fogg
Ray Petty

1967

dan roque
David P. Dolson
Don Beck
Douglas Langan
Frank T. Darmiento
Jeff Fletcher
John S. Waterman
Paul M. Martin

1968

Bill Buzenberg
Fred Krieger
Kirk Harder
Michael H. Fox

1969

John V. Albertella
Louise Gregg
Peter Maki
Shirley Howard
Steven Kraft
William Michael "Mike" Green

1970

Bill Miller
Donald Dilworth
Joel Moline
Paul J Fisher
Terry Linkletter

1990

Valorie C. Voigt
Vance Russell

1991

Dana Blakeslee
Jeffrey Horton

1992

Beth Schira Dazell
Brooke Palmer
Candace Stoughton
John H. Kim
kimberly winter
Kyle Bohnenstiehl
Matthew J. Hayek
naomi gabriela schwartz
pam doan
Scott Merrick Campbell

1993

Blake W Bratt
Chantel Campbell
Ken Cousins
Melissa Quimby
Miguel Eduardo Gomez/Pacheco
Sheila Broderick Martin

1994

Eric Esparra

1995

Aaron RIstow
Fred Werner
Mark Mobius
James "Jaime" Critchfield
jwseymour
Kipp Sutton

1996

Cathy Reidy
Clinton Siegle
Greg Hobbs
Stephen Edwards
Megan Romberg

1997

Kristy Lord
Lisa Thomson
Matt Sholler
Matthew Howard Thompson
Sean Nagle
Tim Hoye

1998

Christopher E. Devers
Dan Senour
Debbie Zarnt
Jason Girard
Joseph P. Sanders
Kristian Morales
Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba
Stephanie Lynn Daza

1999

daniel baker
Kate McPeek
Sally Love
Kim Glick
Vicki Tripolitis
Heather Green
Lisa Conforti
Angela Gadino
Cathy Fitzgerald
Jon Froyd
Misty Crowe
Marc Goodhue
Mitch S
Matt Heffron
Bob
Holly Cantillon
Slyvia
Ana Zambie
Angela Hogg
Rich Brickman
Nancy
V. Lagioia
Susan Weber
James Catto

2000

Brian "Ian" Hofsteen
Erin Camarena
Kelly O'Neil
Kristina J. Owens

2001

Nat Reynolds

2002

kristin wolter
Michael Yadrick
Scott Richards

2003

Michelle Pena
Robb Stangland

2004

margaret ann kosco
Justin Lovell
Alexis Siegel

2006

Luke Bourassa

Source

Peace Corps Online Directory of Bolivia RPCVs