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[10 Aug 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Sikhism and Gender: One Traveler’s View

Amber Webb
New Delhi, India
“For me, the distinguishing characteristic is the philosophy of equality shared among men and women in Sikh culture.”
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“It is a woman who keeps the race going; we should not consider women cursed and condemned, from women are born leaders and rulers.”
- Guru Nanak, Founder of Sikhism
Walking towards New Delhi’s main square, Connaught Place, a street vendor exposes himself and taunts me as I pass by. As a female walking alone in this over-populated city, it’s an opportunity for him to entertain his friends at my expense. …

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[9 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
My sisters, my daughters, my friends, find your voice

Amie Williams
Culver City, CA, USA

“Armed with a few small grants, a lot of heart, and a creative posse of power-women and girls, we have expanded from our first graduating class of 20 girls in Soweto, South Africa  to over 90 trained girl reporters in Los Angeles, Chicago, South Africa, and Morocco.”
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“To girls and women everywhere, I issue a simple invitation. My sisters, my daughters, my friends, find your voice.” -Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
I love that the co-winners of last years’ Nobel Prize were all women, all from the non-Western …

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[7 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Three Little Words: I’m Like You

Cary Umhau
Washington, DC USA
“Women commit a form of violence against themselves by making assumptions instead of asking questions and by remaining silent at times when solidarity is needed to address challenges women face as a collective.”
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The only weapons we should use in a quest for peace are three small words: “I’m like you.” Women commit a form of violence against themselves by making assumptions instead of asking questions and by remaining silent when solidarity is needed to address challenges women face as a collective. Conversely, we women bring peace to …

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