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

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

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