Caroline Anderson's Blog – April 2012 Archive (7)

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

- By Kamla Bhasin


A father asks his daughter:

Study? Why should you…


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. ”…


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. ***

Peace X Peace, the international organization…


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,…


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…


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

Post Kony 2012 Directive: Get Back Behind the Camera!

Alia Rasheed


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


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…


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. "


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…


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

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