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[16 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Ntankah Village Women Work Tirelessly for Change in Cameroon

Theresa Fonjia Morfaw
Ntankah, Cameroon
The work of the Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group has been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards, including the Red Ribbon Award, the Cordaid Award, The Guardian’s post award, and the Watchdog Award as NGO of the Year. The Coordinator of Ntankah was also recognized with an award by YWCA in Kenya as one of 14 women leading change around the world.
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The Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group is a grassroots women’s self-help group incorporated in Cameroon under the law on cooperatives and common initiative …

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[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Abraham Fund Initiatives: 28,000 Good Reasons to Wake Up in the Morning

- Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
 Since its founding in 1989, The Abraham Fund Initiatives, winner of the Community Peacebuilder Award,  has worked to advance equality for all of Israel’s citizens. It inspires social change by working directly with both Jewish and Arab citizens and with Israeli government institutions, the business sector, and civil society. The mutual trust that The Abraham Fund has built with both Arab community leaders and government has translated into groundbreaking and sustainable social-change initiatives inspiring policy change in language, culture and democracy education; Arab …

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[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rula Salameh: Empowering Palestinian Philanthropy

-Profile by Patricia Smith Melton, Peace X Peace Founder
Palestinian radio personality and documentary producer Rula Salameh is our 2012 Patricia Smith Melton Award honoree. Ms. Salameh’s weekly television program highlights Palestinians of special needs, patients who need support for immediate treatment, and needy families.
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It is my honor to award Rula Salameh the 2012 Patricia Smith Melton Award. Among her talents is executing a world-class three-point turn in the middle of narrow roads when there’s trouble ahead. Specifically, when old car tires are stacked and burning and solders’ guns firing, albeit …

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[11 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Leena-Maija Talikka: Linking Finland and Morocco

-Interview by Yasmina Mrabet, Connection Point Director
Leena -Maija Talikka, our Connection Point Award honoree is founding president of Friends of Morocco in Finland. The association promotes intercultural exchange and mutual education between Moroccan and Finnish women as well as economic empowerment for Moroccan women.
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Can you tell us about your personal background and inspiration for founding the association Friends of Morocco in Finland? Why was it important for you?
In 1995 I traveled to Morocco with my mother and my friend.  It was a holiday season. I immediately felt a connection with …

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