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[9 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Aditi Bhaduri: Journalism Rooted in Empathy

-Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor-in-Chief
Aditi Bhaduri is an independent journalist who uses the media to inspire action for change. Her stories consistently highlight women who build peace in regions wracked by conflict, promote healing for conflict survivors, and resist injustice. Though based in India, she has a particular interest in the Middle East. She has reported for Haaretz (Israel), Arab News (Saudi Arabia), Gulf News (UAE), Newsline (Pakistan), and Women’s eNews (USA), as well as Women’s Feature Service, The Deccan Herald, and other Indian media outlets.
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[8 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Somy Ali: Philanthropist “President and Plumber” Changes Women’s Lives

- Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
The Peace Philanthropy Award goes to Somy Ali, founder of the nonprofit No More Tears, which assists survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Ali spent her early years between Pakistan, India, and the US, earning acclaim as a Bollywood actress and model before settling in the US  to attend college. She has contributed more than $200,000 of her own money to the Florida-based organization, and works personally with each of the survivors it assists.
 
You’ve done so many things in your life, Somy! If I …

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[3 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Muslim Ummah, Women, and Productivity

We interviewed Mohammed Faris, the Founder and CEO of ProductiveMuslim.com, about the inspiration behind his work and the productivity resources available to women in the Muslim community. His answers are below.
What inspires your work at Productive Muslim, and what are the major goals of the organization?

What inspires us the most at ProductiveMuslim is the untapped potential of the Muslim Ummah* to revive itself to becomes more spiritually, physically, and socially productive. We believe that a Muslim lifestyle provides a holistic approach to productivity that is beneficial in both this world …

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