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[29 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Our Quiet Leaders

Terry Gibson
Canada
“As a woman and a leader, I love with ferocity. I hate and scream. I fight with words. I sit, watch, and listen. I am tender, sexual, and loving. I love my life and yours. I stand arm in arm with you from all continents of the globe.”
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When I think about women who are leaders, I cannot help but think of those who are famous and get lots of attention for their works. Since they do not need any focus, I like to remember the living and breathing women …

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[28 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
Palestinians, Israelis Shape New Reality through Dialogue (Part III)

Laura Shaz
Israel/USA

“We have the choice to plant seeds of understanding and a hope for justice.  We choose whether we want to live in a cloud of chaos or a dream of peace.”
This is the third installment in a three-part series.  Read Part I and Part II.

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Goni, Yuval, Fadwa and Faras,* four dialogue group participants from Israel and the Palestinian territories, returned home, feeling strong, knowledgeable, and eager to take their new dreams into action.  They came back as leaders, with a clear mission to continue the struggle for justice and to …

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[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Time and Revolution

Razan Ghazzawi
Syria
In the past weeks and months we at Peace X Peace have become more and more troubled by the violence playing out in Syria.  This week we repost an article by Razan Ghazzawi, a Syrian writer and photographer who has been detained for her work.  We hope that you enjoy this reflection on the revolution and share your thoughts in the comments.
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People who do not live in a country that is living a revolution may not know that time is revolutionaries’ biggest enemy.
I have a 10-to-5 job, and …

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[24 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: No, this is really happening

Most of the articles that struck me this week were along the lines of “this horrible thing is actually happening.”  People try to silence or reframe horrible truths for myriad reasons, including expediency and convenience.  The authors below work against that impulse in stories from Afghanistan, the internet, and the two Sudans.

Wronging Rights nearly always hits it out of the park, but this post on the slavery of young girls in Afghanistan is especially compelling.  Una Moore reveals the horrors of the traditional practice of Baad, while also calling the …

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