Voices from the Frontlines »

[28 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Why Many Men Don’t Embrace Equality…Yet.

Jeanine Prime, PhD and Mike Otterman
United States

“With MARC we are changing all this: we’ve built a community where members can explore gender from men’s perspectives and be empowered to establish better partnerships both within and across gender lines.”
***
Women earn less and progress more slowly up the corporate ladder than equally skilled men. So how do we close workplace gender gaps?
Almost a year ago, Catalyst launched MARC—Men Advocating Real Change—a virtual community for men committed to workplace equality and inclusion. We launched MARC because we believe that men have a critical …

Read the full story »

Connection Point »

[26 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | ]
God and the Girl

Dima Saleh
Ramallah, Palestine
“When she awoke from her dreams in the morning she struggled with her fear of punishment by God, for breaking the rules and imagining him.”
***
She has known him since first grade. On the first day of school, she asked two of her classmates if she could play with them. To her surprise they asked her, “Are you Muslim or Christian?”
The question was as difficult for her as comprehending political jargon would be to a non- politician. She wondered to herself, “Muslim or Christian? Christian or Muslim? What do …

Read the full story »

Connection Point »

[25 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Beyond Words: A Migrant Worker Takes a Stand

Roula Seghaier, Peace X Peace guest contributor, interviewed Rahel Zegeye, one of many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. Zegeye, who left home country Ethiopia 13 years ago to financially support her family, transformed into a local leading figure in the fight against discrimination. For seven years, Zegeye used her nights to write a movie script, and her Sundays to direct it. Zegeye used her amateur skills and the help of her friends to finally film “Beirut” and show it to the public last year. She later worked on a play …

Read the full story »