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[20 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
Goni, Rita, and Ines: Three Voices of Change

Afifa Ltifi, Connection Point Intern
Tunisia
“In a world scattered and torn with conflict and war, the voices of Goni, Rita and Ines illuminated my vision and gave me a fresh spring breath of motivation and optimism.”
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The 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) Global Forum, held Feb. 26-28 in Vienna, Austria, focused on responsible leadership in diversity and dialogue. With a motto of Many Cultures, One Humanity, a total of 150 participants representing 92 countries attended the UNAOC event — half of them women.
While attending the UNAOC Global Forum, I had the opportunity to …

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[19 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Danai Gurira and “The Convert” – For Our Daughters’ Daughters’ Daughter

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed OBIE Award-winning playwright and actress Danai Gurira (Eclipsed, In The Continuum) about her work and the inspiration behind her latest play, The Convert. Her answers are below.
Can you share with us a little about your personal background, and what motivated you to pursue a career as a playwright and actress? What is your experience as a woman working in this field?
I guess it chose me more than I chose it. It was brought to my attention that this was something I was gifted at and the …

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[18 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Mothering in the “Ramallah Bubble”

Nora Lester Murad
Jerusalem, Palestine
“Should I protect my children from the horrors of occupation if I can? Or should I show them the truth even if it hurts?”
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Palestinians know what “Ramallah Bubble” refers to, even if they’ve not heard the term. The city of Ramallah is palpably different from the rest of Palestine. It’s the lifestyle, the mindset, the money, and, above all else, the irking feeling that it might suddenly burst.
Inside Ramallah, Israeli incursions are relatively infrequent and movement is unencumbered. Palestinian police stand on nearly every corner in the …

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