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[8 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace @ 10: Programs – Part 2

Women share. We celebrate. We connect, and we lead. Our perspectives are long-term, spanning the generations.
We care about identifying root causes and systemic, sustainable solutions. We create change.
In our 10th anniversary year, with just four staff members and a no-frills budget, the women of Peace X Peace (Peace by Peace) managed seven major initiatives and expanded our reach by 150%. Here’s part 2 of a two-part summary, program X program. Read part 1 here.
Advocacy and Action
Peace X Peace is a leader in advocating for effective, sustained policies and laws that …

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Inside Peace X Peace »

[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace @ 10: Programs – Part 1

Women share. We celebrate. We connect, and we lead. Our perspectives are long-term, spanning the generations. We care about identifying root causes and systemic, sustainable solutions. We create change.
In our 10th anniversary year, with just four staff members and a no-frills budget, the women of Peace X Peace (Peace by Peace) managed seven major initiatives and expanded our reach by 150%. Here’s part 1 of a two-part summary, program X program. Read part 2 here.
Connection Point
Our Connection Point (CP) Initiative, launched in 2011, links Arab, Muslim, and Western women worldwide to …

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Connection Point »

[3 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Muslimah: I am a Muslim Woman

Muslimah: I am a Muslim Woman
Fatimah Tazkia, Indonesia
I am a woman. I am Muslim. I wear hijab.
I am a woman who people will think of as helpless and in need of saving.
I am a woman who people will think of as jailed.
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They say, “This hijab covering your hair restricts you from doing many things.”
They say, “These loose clothes you wear keep you from taking part in your society.”
I am a woman who people will think of as a rebel.
Because in their mind, I have to sneak out …

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Voices from the Frontlines »

[3 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Dorene Macias, Former LA Gang Member: 'I Have a Choice'

Kathleen Miles interviews Dorene Marcias, former LA gang member, about her personal experience joining, and then with the help of Homeboy Industries, leaving it.
LOS ANGELES — When Dorene Marcias was 16, a traumatizing experience made her want her own gun.
She saw her boyfriend’s father shoot himself, underneath his chin. “We were standing right there, and his head blew off and his brains splattered everywhere,” Marcias, now 45, told The Huffington Post. “I kneeled down to look at his brain, and it was still pulsating.”
Instead of making her afraid of guns, …

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