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[30 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
<em>Taking Action</em>: Women as Climate Leaders

by Kimberly Weichel, Peace X Peace CEO

This month we honor Earth Day and the environment, and the earth has certainly been getting our attention loud and clear recently. Earthquakes, tsunamis, massive flooding, and droughts have dominated our headlines and affected millions of people. Escalating climate change, manifested in the increase of these extreme weather conditions, has been recognized as a global priority issue.
Global warming is already causing environmental changes that will have significant global economic and social impacts. We can reduce global warming pollution by using existing technologies to …

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[24 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 109. Women, Education, and Work

Commission on the Status of Women 55:
“Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.”
This month’s PeaceTimes features CEO Kim Weichel’s Taking Action report from the 2011 CSW meetings along with Mary Liepold’s reflections on this year’s CSW theme. And as refugees flow out of Libya and into Tunisia, Generation Peace guest writer Amanda Lynn Steger describes her continuing education and theirs.

Women in the Boardroom, Women in the Kitchen: …

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[24 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>: Bringing Education to Life, for Me and the Lucky 1%

by Amanda Lynn Crawford-Steger, Guest Contributor

By definition, a refugee is a person with a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. At any given moment, there are about 42 million internally displaced people in the world due to some form of war. Some 12 million―80 percent of them women and children―will cross a border and become refugees. Of those 12 million, just 1% are granted the right to resettle in a third country, such as the United States.
Once …

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[23 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Women in the Boardroom, Women in the Kitchen: CSW55

by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Because I am a woman, I’ve spent part of every day for the last 45 years thinking about what I’m going to feed my family. Because I’m a middle-class American, I have never had to think about how I will feed them. Many Americans do, along with many, many other women around the world.
Right now we are hearing nothing from the US Congress―with women in 93 of its 541 seats―about family meals or the jobs that buy them. They’re caught up in budget-cutting instead. …