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When Getting Your Period Means Missing More than Gym Class

Kirsti Shields

United States

Today’s young girls will teach the next generation about puberty, sexuality, and reproductive health. The conspiracy of silence will have been…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 27, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments

Why Noblesse Oblige Isn’t Enough

Elizabeth Barrett

United States

On any given day, new people are born into varied circumstances all around the world. They may arrive into a poor family in Yemen or a wealthy one in Manhattan - through no intention of their own.”

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Bay Area writer Michael Lewis’s recent Princeton commencement address has…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 26, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Imagine You Are a Haitian Refugee

Melanie Gould

Dominican Republic/United States


“To those feminists who struggle for a voice and power in the developed world, perhaps you may find liberation in experiencing the power these women inherently possess.”

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Imagine your home to be an 8 x 8 tin shack, shared with 6 people, with no windows or light. Imagine the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 19, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

The Spiritual Values of Humanity

Khawaja Abdullah Ahrar

Afghanistan

Editor's note: This month, we're celebrating men we love, and so we bring you this poem, from the father of one of our most popular contributors, Alaha Ahrar. Enjoy!

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If you call a human an animal:

He will be very upset, disturbed and distressed

If unwittingly a…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 18, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Young Nigerians Illustrate Life Beyond War

Libby and Len Traubman

United States/Nigeria

“Person-by-person, nothing replaces face-to-face relationships -- neither armies nor treaties, not intellectual analyses, diagnoses, theories, or peace education.”

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First Relationships



"How can we have peace if we don't build relationships?" The…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 13, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

An Interview ith Ambassador John McDonald

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.

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Ambassador John McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert, peacebuilder, and professor of law and peace. He spent 20 years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for 16…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 12, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments

Greece and Our Current Awakening: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas

Israel/Greece

“A new socioeconomic system could potentially emerge out of this crisis: a model of mutual responsibility and cooperation, stemming from the consciousness that unless we all succeed we have failed.”

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Greece has over the last year been in crisis mode. The old balance has been lost and the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 11, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Sami Awad: To Create a Common Narrative

It's June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we're featuring peacebuilding men we love.

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Sami Awad is Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 7, 2012 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Get your peacebuilding or development piece published!

Peace X Peace, the international organization that lifts and multiplies women’s voices, strengthens women’s capacity to connect across divides, promotes leadership and gender equity, and nurtures a global network of peacebuilders in 120 countries, is looking for contributors!  Please send us your story today…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 5, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments

Victory Day in Yaroslavl, or How a Country Commemorates War

Meghan Johnson

Russia/United States



The war still casts an enormous shadow on the country. How could it not? As many as 20 million lives were lost.
Twenty million people. That was
14% of the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on May 22, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

In Korea, a Small Show of Courage

David Meth

United States/South Korea

"...she left an indelible memory and influenced my writing. I don’t know…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on May 15, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments

Check out PeaceTimes Ed. 123: The Global Movement for Children's Rights

I encourage you all to check out this month's Peace X Peace PeaceTimes newsletter.  You can read it in pdf form or on our website - and the editor's note is below. We hope your enjoy, and let us know what you think.



Editor's…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on May 10, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Because I Am a Girl, I Must Study - A Poem

- By Kamla Bhasin

India

A father asks his daughter:

Study? Why should you…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on April 26, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Finding the Humanitarian G-spot

Angelica Arbulu

“I am wearing large overalls and am but a couple of months away from maternity leave myself. It dawns on us that there isn’t a chance in hell I’m going to get that job. ”…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on April 25, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

Peace X Peace is looking for writers - Share your peace story with the world!

*** Hey guys! I posted this before, but we're always looking for new writers.  Please send me your story today, or email with any questions. caroline@peacexpeace.org ***

Peace X Peace, the international organization…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on April 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Yes, Women, Yes Now: Your Assignment

- A Statement by Patricia Smith Melton

Last week I looked at how the power of women is rising throughout the world. Combined with the power of the Internet, the 5thWorld Conference on Women will be a game-changer for peace,…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on April 23, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments

A Fifth World Conference of Women: game changer for peace

- A statement by Patricia Smith Melton

Editor’s Note: Thousands of women gathering to make the world a better place you got a problem with that? You might think some people do if you look at the timeline for the UN-sponsored World Conferences on Women: 1975 (Mexico), 1980…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on April 17, 2012 at 8:15am — No Comments

Post Kony 2012 Directive: Get Back Behind the Camera!

Alia Rasheed

Oman

"Film can be used as a tangible tool of peace and unity. But transformative films have to be nurtured. Filmmakers have to be nurtured."

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Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2004), was once asked in an interview about how he felt about his 2007 film criticizing…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on April 16, 2012 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

How Do Young Girls Become Leaders? A Photo Essay

Claire Charamnac

Nepal/United States

"In these images I was looking for confidence and strength. Hope and possibility are not enough, because this world needs leaders more than dreamers. "

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Women LEAD is a leadership development organization that empowers young women to become leaders. We have empowered more than 200 young girls to become leaders in their schools and communities. Our…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on April 10, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Political and Religious Reform Needed

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring

Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 29, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

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