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[18 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
A Woman’s Right to Choose

You don’t open as much email as you used to. We don’t either. We’re all flooded with the stuff, and we have to pick and choose what we can read on any given day. TMI: That’s where I live most of the time.
Still, you care about peace. You know that informed, empowered women are the missing ingredient in the deep, worldwide soup of opportunities and challenges. And we know that the global peace we all seek requires YOUR voice and your solutions.
So we’re adapting. We’ve redesigned our home page to …

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[18 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Cheyla McCormack
USA
One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do, sang the ’70s rock band Three Dog Night. The one woman in three around the world who will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime knows that “one” is also the deadliest number that you’ll ever know.
My mother became “one” when my father would grab her hair to force her to face him, giving him a clear shot at pummeling and slapping her face. One day, to stop him, she picked up the scissors and …

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[18 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Building Peace through Arts Education

HawaH
US and India
I got an early start in peace and justice because I witnessed extreme poverty and privilege at a young age. I was born in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, and spent many summers in Mumbai, India. I sometimes say that I did my schooling here and my growing up in India.
Those months were like years. They opened my eyes to how unfair things are on this planet. My cousins in India all wished they could live in the U.S. like me. I decided then to live my life to …

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[17 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Imagine: A Media Frenzy about Peace!

Zoe
USA
How well do we understand peace, the condition that enables us to conduct our daily lives and pursue our goals? How can we achieve peace on social and global scale if we cannot measure and track it?
With the Global Peace Index team, I work towards expanding our collective understanding, research and pursuit of peace. Without peace, we will not be able to address the global challenges we face today. Indeed, peace is the prerequisite for survival of society as we know it in the 21st century because without peace we …

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