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[3 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Men We Love: Many Ways to Peace

By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
It’s June again, and for Peace X Peace that’s the month of men. I hope you’ll enjoy these highlights from interviews with:

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Ambassador at Large for Women, Development, and Peace

John W. Kiser, Bridgebuilder, Storyteller for Understanding

Paul K. Chappell, Myth-Buster and Strategic Wager of Peace

Anwarul K. Chowdhury:
Ambassador at Large for Women, Development, and Peace
In a long and distinguished diplomatic career, Bangladesh Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury has been a tireless advocate for peace, women, children, and the poorest segment of humanity (a UN recognized category …

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[16 May 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Malalai Joya Speaks On Behalf of the Secret Heroes and Heroines of Afghanistan

Malalai Joya
Malalai Joya served as a female Parliamentarian in Afghanistan from 2005 until early 2007, when she was dismissed for publicly denouncing the presence of  war criminals in the parliament. She recently published a book entitled A Woman Among Warlords and came to the United States on a speaking tour.
Connection Point Project Manager Najuan Daadleh met to talk with Malalai at Union Station in Washington DC. Below is what Malalai had to say…
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My name is Malalai Joya and I am a human rights activist. In Afghanistan, democratic minded activists face many challenges, …

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[5 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Zakia Habibi Wants to Know: “What Are You Waiting For?”

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
On August 3, 2008, Zakia Habibi’s husband, Abdullah Taraki, was assassinated in their home in Kabul. He was the Public Properties Director in the Ministry of Finance responsible for management of government properties.
With her own safety threatened, Zakia fled with her three children to Islamabad, Pakistan. From there, she struggled to obtain political asylum in Canada.  Since November 2010, she has been in Vancouver.  The Canadian government provides her a small stipend plus a year of intensive …

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[28 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Afghanistan: Ten Years Later

 
Tina Robiolle
How has the situation in Afghanistan evolved over the past 10 years? What do women leaders envision for the future? Hear what female Members of the Afghan Parliament have to say about this and more.

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Wherever you are in the world, on Tuesday March 29th, 2011 I invite you to join the 10 Afghan women who were recently elected to the Afghan Parliament for a 2-hour live web conference. The program is organized with the support of the US and Afghan embassies in France, the French Parliament and Ministry for Foreign …