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[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Reflections on Women and Disaster

Aditi Aryal
Nepal
“Albeit all this, a woman does not give up. She’s not weak. Her responsibilities and duties along with the taunts and abuses have made her strong from the outset.”
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Women During Disaster
Some five years back, South Asia saw disasters, a number of disasters. These disasters germinated starvation, epidemics, political instability, climate change, and violence. Like always, women were heavily victimized.
For example, after the 2010 floods in Pakistan, it was estimated that about 85% of the overall displaced people were women and children. Sexual assault and exposure to water-borne diseases increased. …

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[6 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
A message from our CEO

Living Peace. As 2012 draws to a close and good tidings for peace abound, we reflect on our first decade of progress of connecting women to build world peace―the results of your support.
Building Capacity. This year our Mentorship for Peace program paired 60 women protégés with expert leaders to acquire peacebuilding skills in 25 countries.
Peace X Peace online multi-media resources support an international community of 20,000 women in lifelong learning, leadership skills and cultural exchange.
Leveraging Technology for Peace. We launched our Connection Point Dialogues to build bridges of understanding between …

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[6 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Assignments from the Universe

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton for this December PeaceTimes to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is part 3 of 3.
What has to change to get the kind of future we want?
Do you mean for Peace X Peace? An amazing thing about Peace X Peace: From the beginning it has been flexible―seeing what was needed in the world and changing to meet that need. Now we are active in mentorship and training because we know where the womanpower networks are. In …

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[5 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
Stepping Up: Emotional Education

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton for this December PeaceTimes to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is part 2 of 3.
What has surprised you, through those years, Patricia?
There are different kinds of surprises. There’s the “Surprise, Happy birthday!” kind and then surprises that are slower and perhaps more difficult. On the bright and shiny side, I’m grateful and awestruck at the new voices from women around the world, especially these young women who fearlessly do amazing things in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the …

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