Washington, May 30: Students from Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Syria are among 14 graduates who will serve as Peace Fellows with the Washington-based Advocacy Project (AP) this summer, making this one of the most diverse cohorts since the fellowship program began in 2003.
This year's Fellows received training at AP in Washington last week, and all but one are enrolled at US…
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by Beverly Bell, Alexis Erkert, and Deepa Panchang
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Thank you for sharing this opportunity to honor women active in peacebuilding around the world by posting this announcement to your listservs and bulletins and distributing it to your networks:
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By Beverly Bell
March 8, 2013
On this International Women's Day, we rerun a 2005 piece on one of our greatest heroines, Marie Simone Alexandre. Though she died eight years ago, her life and message remain as powerful and inspirational today as any we know.
"It was thanks to God and Sister Simone." I heard this over and over in the mid-1990s as I was interviewing rape survivors in one of Port-au-Prince's…
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By Beverly Bell
March 5, 2013
Three years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become of the commitments made on Red Cross billboards, the promises from telethon hosts, the…Continue
By Tory Field and Beverly Bell
“We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, have gathered together to…Continue
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The impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been devastating to Mexican farmers. In 2008, farmers’ organizations drove their tractors on the route Pancho Villa took during the 1910 revolution, traveling from the U.S. border to Mexico City as part of the “Without corn there…Continue
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You probably know what V-E and V-J Days are—Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan at the end of World War II. But it is simply V-day that may prove the more important day in the long-run.
V-Day represents a global movement to end violence against women and girls. It works on a grassroots level to raise consciousness, change laws, fund rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, and educate people in more than 140 countries from A (America) to Z (Zambia).
You can help.…Continue
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About 6 months ago I was approached by an organisation called Katerva, to say that our organisation, Safe World for Women, had been nominated for a major award.
At first it was a little difficult to comprehend!
Safe World is not a high profile NGO, we have we only ever been mentioned in…Continue
The roots of the current U.S. culture of violence extend back to the unprecedented violence unleashed on this continent by European settlers in the 17th century. With the impunity that came with access to guns, belief in a God who favored them over others, and readily available justifications for violence, the settlers undertook a genocide of the native peoples.
The heavy hand of this culture of violence has always descended more heavily on some victims than others—not just…Continue
On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the…Continue
Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…Continue
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“The Government of Liberia has treated all land that is not deeded as public.” So states a new land rights policy that is up on the web for comment and discussion. The policy is the product of a two- year consultative process by the Liberian Land Commission and they are honing in on one of the most troublesome issues in Liberian land law as it currently exists.
As I have…Continue
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By Beverly Bell
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By guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.…Continue
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This month Global Witness came out with a report on the allocation of forest lands in Liberia to private investors. You can find a copy of the report here. While not exactly one of the land grabs which have garnered so much attention in Africa recently, this certainly amounts to a resource…Continue
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Coordinator for Education and Advocacy/Latin America Liaison
Garifuna People of Honduras Launch Land Recovery Campaign
Campaign Opposes Land Grabs of Traditional Territories in Honduras by Elites and Foreign…Continue
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