Caroline Anderson's Blog – February 2012 Archive (10)

Palestinians, Israelis Shape New Reality through Dialogue


Laura Shaz


“In general, people here consider meeting Israelis as kind of betrayal. I believed that any kind of contact or talking with Israelis was like betraying my country and ignoring the long history of suffering of my people,” said Faras, a Palestinian.


Every moment is an opportunity for change. What can…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 28, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

A Life Lesson from Calloused Fingertips

Dina Badawy


"Between 2004 and 2010, Egyptian workers led over 3,000 labor protests, strikes, and other demonstrations."


Since the age of seven I wanted to play the guitar, but it wasn’t until 20 years later that I learned my first chord -- and an important life lesson.

Two years ago, I was sitting in my second…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 23, 2012 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Peace X Peace Is Looking for Mentors!

Peace X Peace seeks mentors for its Winter/Spring 2012 Peace through Mentorship program.  We have had such an overwhelming response from young women looking for mentors, that we still need more!

The Program

This program is designed to foster a network of professional relationships between young women seeking to build peace and advance through their chosen professions and older women…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 22, 2012 at 10:40am — 5 Comments

Call for Writers - Do you have a peace story to share?

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.

Guidelines for Writers

Everyone has a story to tell. Every effort and every…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 16, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Muslim Women in a Christian Community

Erick Brocoy


Community cooperation and cohesiveness increase while livelihoods and incomes become steady. The people develop an…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 15, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

A Decade Later: We have the means so why don’t we have peace?

Patricia Smith

Peace X Peace Founder

"Where is common financial sense in terms of the dollars — not counting human loved ones — required to build peace as compared with the hundred-fold dollars spent on destruction through war?"


In 2002 when I founded Peace X Peace, we were the first social…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 13, 2012 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

Men Can Stop Rape: “This Is Your Issue”

-By Mary Liepold

Editor In Chief

The subject was sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both sides of the long conference table were filled with young men, most of them ignoring the pizza on their plates and waving their hands in the air in their eagerness to speak. Standing at the back of the room, where I was, and in chairs along the sides were a handful…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 8, 2012 at 9:59am — 6 Comments

What Manhood Might Be”: Men Changing Cultures to Stop Sexual Violence

- By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief

Have you ever heard the expression “All’s fair in love and war?” Think about it for a moment. It implies not only that all the rules are suspended during wartime, but that something called “love” gives sanction to the same anarchy.

In recent years, necessary attention has been focused on rape as a tool of war. The atrocities…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 6, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

Getting Mad Because of FGM!



My eldest sister gave birth to a baby girl a few days ago. The girl is seven or eight days old now. I thought they'd done FGM on her when she was still in the hospital (and I was in Muscat) but today I realized that I was mistaken. They actually did it on her today.”


My worst day in 2012 must be…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 2, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Helping Refugees and Immigrants, Finding Fulfillment

“…These things happened not just because of racism or sexism, but because of ignorance, and [we] help them go beyond that ignorance, to build peace.”


Wanjiru Kamau is the founder of the African Refugee and Immigrant Foundation, which facilitates the effective transition of African immigrants…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 1, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

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