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[25 Apr 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Finding the Humanitarian G-spot

Angelica Arbulu

“I am wearing large overalls and am but a couple of months away from maternity leave myself. It dawns on us that there isn’t a chance in hell I’m going to get that job. ”
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I was reading a recent post by J. at Tales From the Hood about “local” being an article of faith in the Church of Aid, and it occurred to me that Gender is the G-spot.
You know I’m right. You just cannot (and certainly should not) have a document, meeting, program or strategy that does not address gender. Depending on the place …

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[24 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Made in Kuwait: Beads That Unify

An interview with Lubna Saif Abbas

“When people come here and see that our work is Made in Kuwait, they realize we can offer the world a lot more than oil and derivatives.”
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Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Kuwaiti entrepreneur Lubna Saif Abbas about creating new economic opportunities for women in the Gulf and throughout the Arab world through the work and initiatives of LB o J’zazz. Her responses are below.
Can you tell me a little about your personal background and experience as a woman living in Kuwait?
My experience as a …

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[23 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Yes Women, Yes Now: Your Assignment

- A Statement by Patricia Smith Melton

Last week I looked at how the power of women is rising throughout the world.  Combined with the power of the Internet, the 5th World Conference on Women will be a game-changer for peace, the tipping point where in the future people will look back and say, “That was when women changed the world.”
This week, let’s look at how women are primary peacemakers.
Documentation shows that specific “Peace Pillars” must be in place if societies are to thrive, which by definition means to live in …

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[20 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Frank Discussions

Hi guys!  I hope you’re having great Fridays.  Here at Peace X Peace we’re having a staff retreat today, but I took a few moments to track down these links for you to dig into before the weekend starts.  The theme?  Discussion! Discussion! Discussion!

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation, find out how recent talks might help stall war with Iran.
Thanks to Roxanne Krystalli for this deepening and expanding of our April PeaceTimes discussion of poetry and peace!
What do you think of this interview with Johan Galtung?
I had no idea: …

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