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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Raising Girls: Go With the Flow?

-By Mary Liepold, Editor In Chief
In honor of International Women’s Day, we are taking part in the Gender Across Borders IWD blogging campaign.  They asked the question: “How can we, as a culture and as members of the global community, involve, educate, and inspire girls in a positive way?”
My answer is below – what do you think? 
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The gift of grandchildren invites us to re-examine things we thought we knew. Right now, I’m having some new thoughts about raising girls.
My daughter told me the other day that part of the …

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[8 Mar 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
What have you done to support girls today?

-By Caroline Anderson
Blog and Social Media Manager
In honor of International Women’s Day, we are taking part in the Gender Across Borders IWD blogging campaign.  They asked the question: “How can we, as a culture and as members of the global community, involve, educate, and inspire girls in a positive way?”
My answer is below – what do you think? 
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When the question of how to inspire and motivate young women comes up I instinctively reflect on my own experiences.  This is perhaps inevitable, and, I hope, helpful―but certainly not uncontroversial.  The …

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[2 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: The Price for Keeping it Simple

Just a short peace links this week, but there are some gems in here, I promise.  Enjoy, and have a good week!

From Chris Blattman – a critique of simplifying a narrative for effective advocacy.  It can change what you’re advocating for.  See also Rebecca Hamilton’s book Fighting for Darfur. 
One of my old friends from my Friends Committee on National Legislation days is now in Kabul, working with CIVIC, an organization that brings attention to civilian casualties.  Check out his post on the impact of children’s deaths.
Also, have you listened to …

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[24 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: No, this is really happening

Most of the articles that struck me this week were along the lines of “this horrible thing is actually happening.”  People try to silence or reframe horrible truths for myriad reasons, including expediency and convenience.  The authors below work against that impulse in stories from Afghanistan, the internet, and the two Sudans.

Wronging Rights nearly always hits it out of the park, but this post on the slavery of young girls in Afghanistan is especially compelling.  Una Moore reveals the horrors of the traditional practice of Baad, while also calling the …