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[1 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
This week the mainstream media is atwitter about tomorrow’s G-20 meeting: which countries have joined up, which didn’t get the invite, protests in the streets of London, and the Obamas preparing to meet the Queen of England. Surely what happens at that summit on “The Global Challenge: Recession to Recovery” is important, but I’ll leave it to the old standby news sources to deliver that to you. If you’re interested in the stories that didn’t “make the fold” in the past few days, then I have …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[19 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]
Let’s Celebrate This Month Dedicated to Women

Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan
Let’s celebrate during this month dedicated to women. Women are the potential of a society. Women are those who provide us with peaceful lives in our homes. It is women whose hearts are full of love, peace, and forgiveness. Women face lots of challenges but with determination, strength, and total confidence they cope with all obstacles and try to provide their families and societies with a beautiful tomorrow.
Women have been the major inspiration and the most important guide to each and every member of society. Women are not …

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[4 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
This week’s stories bring out that leonine mood that has come to be associated with the beginning of March. Or maybe it just feels like a week of roaring-ly big news from where I’m sitting—in an airplane on my way back from our two-year term in Sudan.
One reason this week feels full to overflowing with stories is that the long-awaited decision from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on whether or not to indict Sudan’s president Omar Al-Bashir for crimes against humanity is scheduled for this afternoon, …

PeaceTimes »

[15 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
<em>PeaceTimes</em> Edition 84. Style and Substance: 
 Women Who Make It Their Way

- by Mary Liston Liepold
This issue of PeaceTimes highlights three fashion-forward women entrepreneurs. Sharifa started out in Afghanistan and came to the US, where she has designed gowns for Miss USA contestants. Nadya started in the US and followed her heart to Bali, where she continues to learn from the culture and more than 70 skilled craftspeople produce her one-of-a-kind creations. And Adenike (who was featured in the documentary Africa Open for Business) remains happily rooted in Lagos, Nigeria, where she grew a groundbreaking business in children’s clothing while …