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[14 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Are Child Soldiers in the US’ National Interest?

H. Patricia Hynes
United States

“The full cycle of misogyny entraps girls ruthlessly violated as child soldiers and then viciously punished when returning home.  In contrast to the outcast plight of girl soldiers, many boy soldiers earn a manly status in their communities.”

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For the second consecutive year, President Barack Obama has waived a Congressionally-mandated ban on military aid to four countries known to entrap and exploit child soldiers. Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Yemen, and the newly independent nation of South Sudan will receive more than 200 …

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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Lots from the Middle East

Just a few articles this week, but they are nice meaty pieces you can sink your teeth into.  Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
Step inside the turmoil in Syria, in “Highway to Homs”.
What is the future of Israel? Explore one take in this piece from Slate.
Because, as the holder of a Masters in Media and Public Affairs, I care about journalism and journalists.
Update from Liberia, on the status of women and the elections.

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[10 Nov 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Teaching Special Education in Saudi: A Lebanese Woman’s Perspective

Dima Hallab
“Although it is not highlighted in the mainstream media, the world must recognize that Saudi Arabia invests in its women, and its women in turn are investing in their country.”
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I am often surprised by the way that women living in Saudi Arabia are perceived by the rest of the world as a result of the mainstream media. As a Lebanese woman living and working in this country alongside women from Saudi and other countries for almost four years, my experience has been entirely different than what has been presented …

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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Media Award Winner: Laura Boushnak

On December 5th, Peace X Peace will honor six amazing peacebuilders at the Women, Power, and Peace Awards in Washington DC. Leading up to the event we will be profiling each of the award winners here on Inside Peace X Peace. Enjoy, and check back often!
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Laura Boushnak is a photographer, a third generation Palestinian refugee, and an activist. Now she’s also our 2011 Peace Media honoree. She draws on her background and life experiences to create photography that uncovers issues and subjects most often overlooked.
Though she started out as a …

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