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[27 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Living with Warmth and Dignity in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly
Afghanistan
“Faribah and 25 other seamstresses have now created more than 350 duvets. They are eagerly helping their families and others to live with warmth and dignity.”
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January of 2012 was a deadly month, in Afghanistan. The United Nations notes that, in camps around Kabul, as many as 35,000 refugees from the fighting had only tents and mud huts to protect them from the cold. In those camps alone, 26 Afghan children froze to death.
On top of Afghanistan’s ongoing burdens of destitution and war, of course, temperatures are now dropping again. …

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Inside Peace X Peace »

[21 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

We are deeply saddened by the ongoing violence we are witnessing in the Middle East. There are five dead in Israel and the death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 162. These are more than statistics – they are human beings. These are our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, and families. Peace X Peace stands for nonviolence and equal human rights for all, and we are advocating for peace in the region.
We call for an immediate end to the use of violence by all parties, an end to the …

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[15 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Settling for Less, or Stigma? It’s the ‘Modern’ Woman’s Dilemma

Aditi Aryal
Nepal
“This is when support becomes important, and lack of that distorts everything else including our self -esteem, morale, and confidence.”
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I knew her as a modern urban woman, for everything that the phrase refers to today. Highly successful career-wise, she was an inspiration to all the younger people who knew her. A defiantly married lady, she was known to have a very happy marital life, and the skills to balance family and work wisely.
The next time I met her, my memory started to seem fallacious. What I had known and …

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