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Voices from the Frontlines are first-person reports on what is happening around the world, how it impacts women, and how women are building cultures of peace. We encourage submissions from everyone, including YOU!

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[4 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
My Role in the Syrian Revolution

Dr. Rufaida Al Habash
Hama, Syria
“I am looking for a job, for a house, for freedom in my home, Syria.”
Married at the age of 18, I moved from Damascus to Hama in 1976. Religious freedom was in the city of Hama on its height, which encouraged me to start my work in my house, and actually began educating girls and interpreting Quran for them. Because of the bloody massacre and incidents of deadly violence that occurred in Hama in 1982, all religious activities stopped in mosques, all the lessons, and I …

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
B’more About Peace: An Interview with Ralph E. Moore Jr. (Part 1)

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Ralph E. Moore Jr., Community Organizer in Baltimore, MD, about his service to the community during a volatile time in US history. Read part 2 of this interview here.

As a lifelong activist and community advocate, tell us how you got started.
I first started doing service to the community when I was very young.  My mother made us go and do things for the neighbors for nothing. You’d be sitting out front and she’d say, “Get up, Boy, and help them to their door with their groceries.” The …

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[28 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Why Many Men Don’t Embrace Equality…Yet.

Jeanine Prime, PhD and Mike Otterman
United States

“With MARC we are changing all this: we’ve built a community where members can explore gender from men’s perspectives and be empowered to establish better partnerships both within and across gender lines.”
Women earn less and progress more slowly up the corporate ladder than equally skilled men. So how do we close workplace gender gaps?
Almost a year ago, Catalyst launched MARC—Men Advocating Real Change—a virtual community for men committed to workplace equality and inclusion. We launched MARC because we believe that men have a critical …

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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Think Twice – For the Sake of Our Children

Shelley Hermon
-an interview by Mary Liepold
Shelley Hermon is the director and producer of Within the Eye of the Storm, a 2012 documentary about the remarkable friendship between Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan, each of whom lost a daughter to the conflict. Peace X Peace published Shelley’s account of the film’s making in October and is hosting a series of screenings in the Washington, DC area from Feb. 21 – Feb. 26.
Shelley, for this interview I’d like to focus on you as a person. Who are you? How would …