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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Rethinking

This week found me rethinking some things, and the links below encourage you to do that as well.  For instance – are women always drawn to peace? Maybe not.  I hope you enjoy.

This article on Libyan women finding a voice during and after the revolution raised questions about whether peacebuilding is the only way to empower women.  What do you think? What are the ethics of women empowered through smuggling arms, etc.?

This post from Undecided asks… if women are better leaders, why aren’t there more of them?

Manipulating gender in Afghanistan…. …

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[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Good news!

Maybe it’s the spring weather, but I found myself turning to inspiring and empowering stories this week. I hope you enjoy a little ray of sunshine to cap off your week!

Good news at last! I loved this inspiring report on Afghan women helping to stabilize their country by flexing their entrepreneurial muscles.
We love a good discussion – thanks to Confessions of a Muslim Punk for engaging with us on Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet’s post about mainstream media and Muslims.
I’m interested in following this project out of the Pulitzer Center, …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[20 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Afghan Massacre Demonstrates War Has Failed

Matt Southworth
United States
“War doesn’t just rob the occupied of their humanity; it robs the occupier of theirs too. And this is why humankind cannot continue to wage senseless wars that accomplish nothing but death and destruction.”
Matt Southworth, an Iraq war veteran and lobbyist at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (the Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest), reflects on why last week’s events in Afghanistan mean that the war effort there is failing. Originally posted on the FCNL staff blog, 2C.
As is increasingly evidenced by developments in Afghanistan, from gloomy …

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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 …