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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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[18 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
My Asian Journey: Four Powerful Insights

Kimberly Weichel
Peace X Peace CEO
“I was reminded of the startling fact that 50% of all peace treaties fail within the first 5 years – often resulting in increased violence – due largely to the fact that not all stakeholders are involved.”
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This summer, I had a total Asian immersion experience. I was selected as a Rotary Peace Fellow for a 3-month course in peace and conflict studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, known as the “Harvard of Asia.” It was a rigorous but remarkable certificate course over 11 weeks that included …

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[23 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Globalization of Beauty?

Do you think ‘beauty’ is becoming globalized? What exactly does it mean to be ‘beautiful?’ and what messages should we be sending women around the world when we define concepts of beauty? Below are a series of links to articles exploring concepts of beauty and their impact on societies around the world.

Beauty Redefined blog: No Prince Charming Can Conquer Your Body Image Battle
The New York Times: Bodies Altered in Pursuit of Beauty
Hub Page by Maddie Ruud: Western Standards of Beauty: An Illustrated Timeline
Jezebel: Models’ Real Faces, Before The Photoshop Magic
Women’s …

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[3 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Take Action – Sign a Petition for Women!

Take action from your computer – sign a petition, and stand up for women around the world!

Support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Why? To help women and families affected by violence and abuse to maintain access to vital resources.

Help Moms Fight Malaria. Why? Because Malaria is responsible for the death of 1 child every 45 seconds, and providing women support through microloans and education can help reduce this appalling statistic.

Stand Up For Women and Girls Around the World. Why? To show solidarity and spread awareness about the challenges women …