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[4 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Girl Effect: Can’t we all be lucky?

By Caroline Anderson
Blog and Social Media Manager, Peace X Peace
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Watching the video below (which I hope you do), is devastating, but also made me feel kind of good.  Why?  Why would seeing this young girl, who has dreams of being a doctor but is forced into child marriage, make me feel even a little grateful?
Because it made me realize that I’m so lucky.  Because I went to a women’s college, full of alpha ladies, and as a result I fret about deciding not to get a doctorate.  Because I’m 26, …

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: International Grab Bag

There’s a lot going on around the world this week, and we’ve got the cream of the crop below. Enjoy!

The first female Nobel Peace Laureate from Africa passed away this week.

Women in Afghanistan work to keep clinics for battered women open.

At a time of tense relations between Pakistan and the U.S., reach out to other individuals who are suffering from floods.  Find out more and how to help.

Elections are coming up in Liberia – will this mean a return to conflict?

From The Guardian, in the wake of week that …

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[26 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Day – Bringing It Home

By Kimberly Weichel
CEO
The International Day of Peace, September 21, is one of my favorite days of the year. It really should be celebrated for a month, if not longer. While it was established by the United Nations in 1981 to strengthen peace both within and among all nations and peoples, it very much relates to each one of us personally. I think of it as an annual benchmark where we can each take stock of our own lives. Each Sept 21 I focus on areas of my life not …

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[23 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Friday Peace Links – Listen!

Fall is almost here! I even enjoyed some pumpkin treats this week.  Before you head out to find some of your own this weekend, check out these great thoughts on peace and gender from around the web.

Ways to seek peace (Written for International Day of Peace, but inspiring for every day).

Culture clash – A “Shy Rebellious Arab Girl” in London shares a house with an unmarried couple.

Great piece on leaders exploiting differences in Kenya. (Warning: not an upper!)

From Reza Aslan on HuffPo – When you tell someone a story, or …