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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
How Do Young Girls Become Leaders? A Photo Essay

Claire Charamnac
Nepal/United States
“In these images I was looking for confidence and strength. Hope and possibility are not enough, because this world needs leaders more than dreamers. “
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Women LEAD is a leadership development organization that empowers young women to become leaders. We have empowered more than 200 young girls to become leaders in their schools and communities. Our programs nurture leadership through training, internships, social entrepreneurship, and school leadership.
In March, we teamed up with photographer Ewen Bell to show the many different and wonderful girls who participate in Women LEAD. The …

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[6 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Madness, Death, and Resurrection

For those of us who are Christians, this week brings bitter death and glorious resurrection. For Good Friday and for Trayvon
Martin I offer Sweet Honey in the Rock’s timeless anthem “The Women Gather.” Be sure to watch it all the way through.

Still on the dark side, news that US Marines are building a nest for our killer drones in Australia and Fukushima radiation is moving across the Pacific.
My mood lifts toward light and sanity when I read this comment from Waging Nonviolence: “Resisting All Armies, Not Just Kony’s.”
As more evidence that …

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[5 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>:Pop Music for Peace: It’s the Great Uniter

-by Abby Smith
Administration and Community Manager

Welcome Spring! As spring flowers begin to bloom and the sun easily warms your skin it’s difficult to not get excited about the next few months of glorious sunshine and warmth. As the spring and summer approach, many twenty-somethings like myself are gearing up for concert season. As a music junkie this time of year is my favorite, because it’s filled with concerts and music festivals where great music flows and an audience can come together as one voice to sing the lyrics to their …

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[4 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Kim’s Corner</em>: Finding Harmony in Music and Peacebuilding

-By Kim Weichel
CEO
I just returned from an inspiring trip to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. We participated in the Women as Global Leaders Conference at Zayed University with women from throughout the region who spoke passionately about advancing the role of women in leadership. We met Emirati students, business and professional women, professors, and media personalities. After the conference we met with women in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha (home of the Education City), including a number of Qatari college students at Qatar University.
What struck me at the conference …

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