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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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[27 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Voice of the Single Mother’s Child

Marie Chantal Nimugire
Rwanda
I need someone who can listen to me
I need someone who can take care of me
I need someone who can love me
I need someone who can protect me
I need someone who can tell me the truth
I need someone who can tell me who I am
I need someone who can call me my daughter
I need someone I can call Daddy
I need someone I can call my Mummy
I need someone I can call my sister
I need someone I can call my brother
I need the family I belong to
Why do you …

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[27 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Peace Is Something I Have Only Heard About

Suraya Pakzad
Afghanistan
I have never experienced any day in my life that has been peaceful. I grew up during civil war in Herat, one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the west central part of the country. Then I moved to Kabul and I have lived the rest of my live there. I have never lived out of the country; even during the worst times of civil war I was in Kabul, Afghanistan. Therefore, it is very difficult for me to define peace. Peace is something I have …

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[23 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
My Thanks to Each One Who Shows the Brave, Loving Path

Ines S. Bongard Deeters
Germany
Since some time ago, born as a woman, I decided to share the possibility we all have to work on positive ambitions in this world. Shared creativity brings happiness and more often other possibilities in viewing the world’s beauty. To live in the world’s beauty is the secret of living in the light.
Suddenly I understood, children, who have this view naturally, need inspiration and open-hearted support to discover their own joy in the world. But the world makes it so difficult for these little lights! I think …

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[22 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
To All My Sisters, Smiles & Many Blessings

Ilonka Wloch
USA
Hi. Have You ever heard of Positive News? It’s a free printed and web-based quarterly newspaper reporting on how individuals and communities around the world help make this world a better place. The newspaper aims to inspire us all to action to care for one another, care for the planet, spread joy, live simply, and share the resources.
I still marvel at how I started Positive News US Edition six years ago. You see, I was going about my business in life thinking of becoming a dancer/architect. Never did …