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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Aung San Suu Kyi: The Art of Negotiated Compromise

Kimberly Weichel
Peace X Peace CEO
“You must vote. You must use your democratic rights. Otherwise, they will fade away.” -Aung San Suu Kyi
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Aung San Suu Kyi, who was in Washington DC last week, is the leader of the democracy movement in Burma/Myanmar who won election to parliament in April. I have long admired her courage and dedication to supporting the Burmese people, despite years of house arrest and harassment from the ruling Burma junta. I have read about her work and watched films about Burma, including the superb film about her …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
US Congress: Give Us a National Women’s History Museum!

We interviewed Joan Wages, CEO of the National Women’s History Museum, about her work and efforts to highlight the many contributions of women to US history. Her responses are below.
What is the National Women’s History Museum, and why is it important?
It is important because even today, only one in ten figures in history books is  a woman, and less than 8% of the statues in our national parks are of women leaders. Even in our nation’s capital building, only 13 of the 217 statues are women. The point is that …

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[21 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Announcing the 2012 Women, Power, & Peace Award Winners

Peace X Peace celebrates the International Day of Peace and its own 10th anniversary this year by announcing the 2012 Women, Power, and Peace Awards. The six awards honor extraordinary individuals and organizations on the frontlines of peace and women’s achievements, contributions and self-empowerment worldwide.
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The Patricia Smith Melton Award honors Palestinian radio personality and documentary producer Rula Salameh. Ms. Salameh’s weekly television program highlights Palestinians of special needs, patients who need support for immediate treatment, and needy families. Read our profile on Rula Salameh.
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The Peace Philanthropy Award goes to Somy …

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