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Be the Change: Person X Person is insightful personal commentary by Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton on women, world problems, and problem solutions.

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[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pussy Riot: Sexual Language and the Power of a Small Band of Women

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
Update: Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot escaped Russia on Sunday to prevent their arrests and organize protests following the conviction and imprisonment on charge of hooliganism of three of their members by the Putin-led government.
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What turned me around were the photographs of the clean cut young woman with the off-center part whose hair remained meticulously in place even when she was on trial or holding her fist in the air just as the Black Panthers did when I was her …

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[23 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Yes Women, Yes Now: Your Assignment

- A Statement by Patricia Smith Melton

Last week I looked at how the power of women is rising throughout the world.  Combined with the power of the Internet, the 5th World Conference on Women will be a game-changer for peace, the tipping point where in the future people will look back and say, “That was when women changed the world.”
This week, let’s look at how women are primary peacemakers.
Documentation shows that specific “Peace Pillars” must be in place if societies are to thrive, which by definition means to live in …

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[17 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
A Fifth World Conference of Women: game changer for peace

- A statement by Patricia Smith Melton
Thousands of women gathering to make the world a better place ― you got a problem with that?  You might think some people do if you look at the timeline for the UN-sponsored World Conferences on Women: 1975 (Mexico), 1980 (Copenhagen), 1985 (Nairobi) . . .  1995 (Beijing) . . .  and then?? No wonder the crescendo is swelling for a 2015 conference, 5WCW to its friends. Be one! Our founder Patricia Smith Melton explains why and how.
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The reasons for a Fifth World Conference of Women …

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[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Listen to the Women: 193 UN Ambassadors Get “60 Years 60 Voices”

- by Patricia Smith
Peace X Peace Founder
“…Peace requires accuracy, setting aside assumptions to become better informed, giving up stereotypes for truth.  That is the intent of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women.”
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On International Women’s Day, March 8, His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the UN General Assembly in its 66th session, shared copies of the Peace X Peace book Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women with each of the 193 Ambassadors of the member nations of the United Nations.  He included a personal letter …