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[1 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Ask a child what peace means to them.

Level: Community—Peace Principle: Non-violence
This week’s featured story came in from Hendersonville, NC, USA:
This is what my 5 year old niece had to say about peace:
“Peace is having enough dolls that I don’t have to share with my little sister, cause when she plays will my dolls she messes up their hair and then she wants to use my brush to fix it but she doesn’t fix it right.  Peace is when Mommy and Daddy don’t fight about money and that I can buy dolls for my sister so we …

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Voices from the Frontlines »

[30 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
My Company Has a Soul

Tala Abu Taha
Jordan
I am a journalist and a pioneering public relations professional. VARCC-Arabian Communications, the all-woman PR company that I founded, has both corporate and NGO clients. I work to have an income, and I know how to be as corporate as can be, but always with social responsibility.
I follow my passion, so my company has a soul. It does lots of work for nonprofits, and especially for women. I want to empower women because they are so dedicated. My pride right now is a campaign to make girls aware …

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Voices from the Frontlines »

[28 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
New Dates, Open Invitation for Meru Women’s Congress

Karambu Ringera
Kenya
This is to invite you to the 2009 Women’s International Grassroots Peace organized by International Peace Initiatives (IPI) as a participant and/or workshop facilitator. IPI is hosting our 2nd Women’s International Grassroots Peace Congress in Meru, Kenya, August 20-23rd, 2009, at the Kenya Methodist University. Please plan on getting to the venue on August 19th afternoon. Pick-ups from Nairobi will be arranged.
We held our first Congress in 2005 and hosted 230 women from 14 African countries, with 5 other nations represented. Perhaps the most touching aspect of the Congress …

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[27 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Mothers and Children: Voices for Peace

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee

May has been our month of mothers, and news stories about women and peace this week are also largely tied to the experience of mothering and families. The thousands of pregnant women in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in northwest Pakistan who are due to give birth in the next month but who lack access to medical facilities and caregivers are at the front of my mind. Women in these camps, displaced by the ongoing violent conflict between Pakistan security forces and Taliban militants in the …

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