Caroline Anderson's Blog – March 2012 Archive (12)

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

Peace X Peace Forums: Reconciling Change and Tradition

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 add your own thoughts in the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 28, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Women as Actors, Not Instruments

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 27, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: We Need to Talk about Family Rights

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 add your own thoughts in the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 26, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Afghan Massacre Demonstrates War Has Failed

Matt Southworth

United States

"War doesn’t just rob the occupied of their humanity; it robs the occupier of theirs too. And this is why humankind cannot continue to wage senseless wars that accomplish nothing but death and destruction."

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Matt Southworth, an Iraq war veteran and lobbyist at the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 20, 2012 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

Finding Peace in Australia, Building Peace in Nepal

Mary-Louise Parkinson

Australia/Nepal

“Each evening while living in Nepal, we climbed up to our rooftop, as many Nepalese do when the heat of the day leaves Kathmandu valley. Mark played guitar…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 19, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

The Screams that You May Hear: Iranian Women Use Videos to Say No to War

From Change for Equality

This was originally posted on Change for Equality. We were excited to hear these Iranian women call for peace on International Women's Day last week.

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War does not happen in the course of a day. There is no need for war to land in our cities with a bomb. The shadow of war is also frightening. The possibility of war too changes the lives of women. Every day that we…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Peacebuilder? On Decisions, Fear, and Taking Risks

Akhila Kolisetty

United States

"I want to be the woman who flies fearless into the unknown nevertheless, armed with a sense of casual self-confidence and a deep inner conviction that everything will be just fine. "

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Ah, yes. The shallow pounding of the heart, the sweaty palms, the sudden inability to focus on the task at hand. The…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Raising Girls: Go With the Flow?

-By Mary Liepold, Editor In Chief

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are taking part in the Gender Across Borders IWD blogging campaign. They asked the question: “How can we, as a culture and as members of the global community, involve, educate, and inspire girls in a positive…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 8, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

Fati Al Hassan: Land Is Power, and the Mother Attitude

-By Mary Liepold, Editor In Chief



Fati is the Executive Director of the Grassroots Sisterhood Foundation (GSF), dedicated to supporting networks of grassroots women across three regions of northern Ghana in raising awareness about property, land, and the inheritance rights of women. GSF…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 7, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Vandana Shiva: Fierce Love, Fearlessness, and Joy

-By Mary Liepold

Editor In Chief, Peace X Peace

This is the second of three PeaceTimesposts on the theme of CSW56, the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication.

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“Of 80,000 edible plants used for food around the world, only about 150 are now being cultivated, and just 8 are…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 6, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

Roots of Justice, Green Shoots of Hope

-By Mary Liepold

Editor In Chief

The priority theme for this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women is the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 5, 2012 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

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