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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Rethinking

This week found me rethinking some things, and the links below encourage you to do that as well.  For instance – are women always drawn to peace? Maybe not.  I hope you enjoy.

This article on Libyan women finding a voice during and after the revolution raised questions about whether peacebuilding is the only way to empower women.  What do you think? What are the ethics of women empowered through smuggling arms, etc.?

This post from Undecided asks… if women are better leaders, why aren’t there more of them?

Manipulating gender in Afghanistan…. …

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[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Good news!

Maybe it’s the spring weather, but I found myself turning to inspiring and empowering stories this week. I hope you enjoy a little ray of sunshine to cap off your week!

Good news at last! I loved this inspiring report on Afghan women helping to stabilize their country by flexing their entrepreneurial muscles.
We love a good discussion – thanks to Confessions of a Muslim Punk for engaging with us on Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet’s post about mainstream media and Muslims.
I’m interested in following this project out of the Pulitzer Center, …

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[16 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Why Aren’t You Building Peace at Home?

Hi all.  As peacebuilders we often work beyond our own communities, states, provinces, and countries.  Some of us don’t of course, and find enough to do in our own neighborhoods.  But is that the only place you can legitimately work?  Could I go to a different Ward in Washington DC to make a difference?  To another country?  Where is peacebuilding legitimate, and for whom?  These are some of the questions our links grapple with this week.

Kony 2012 controversy – the criticisms of this film seem like something Peace X Peace …

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[9 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: International Women’s Day Edition

Happy (belated) International Women’s Day! Below are some links to celebrate the occasion.

I love this interactive map from The Guardian with thoughts from women around the world on what there is to celebrate on IWD.
On a more scholarly front, check out this Woodrow Wilson Centre publication on Women in the Arab Spring. (It might also help you get ready for an exploration of this topic we have cooking here at Peace X Peace later in the month…)
International Women’s Day makes us reflect on the challenges left before us, as well …