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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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[13 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]
We Invite You All to Be Involved as Peacemakers

Michel Ngoy Mulunda
Congo – DRC
“We friendly invite you all to be involved in the DRC situation as peacemakers through your prayers, actions, and assistance. It is too much to see so many people be killed for nothing.”
Since we won independence from Belgium in 1960, the DRC, a nation of nearly 66 million that covers an area as large as Western Europe, has expressed a clear and achievable plan for human rights in political manifestos that address intolerance, discrimination, and the fight against impunity. But we still have very serious concerns, …

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[4 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
“Fourth World” Artist Asks: What Are You Doing for Peace?

As a refugee, I belong to the fourth world, the people who have no country. I was born in Vietnam in 1950, at the beginning of the Vietnam War. I became a refugee for the first time at age four, moving from North Vietnam to South Vietnam when the country was divided. I went to school, I had a home, I had a job and a family, but when the war came I became nothing.
In 1975 I fled clutching my baby and wearing one shoe. We jumped into anything that …