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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
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The doctors worked on the girl and made sure she received appropriate medication and help, but it was too late. That night she went into a coma, and after a week she died. . . . When the mother was quizzed by the doctors she revealed what the father had been doing, that the girl had told her but she was afraid to lose her marriage.

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[20 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
Goni, Rita, and Ines: Three Voices of Change

Afifa Ltifi, Connection Point Intern
“In a world scattered and torn with conflict and war, the voices of Goni, Rita and Ines illuminated my vision and gave me a fresh spring breath of motivation and optimism.”
The 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) Global Forum, held Feb. 26-28 in Vienna, Austria, focused on responsible leadership in diversity and dialogue. With a motto of Many Cultures, One Humanity, a total of 150 participants representing 92 countries attended the UNAOC event — half of them women.
While attending the UNAOC Global Forum, I had the opportunity to …

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[19 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Danai Gurira and “The Convert” – For Our Daughters’ Daughters’ Daughter

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed OBIE Award-winning playwright and actress Danai Gurira (Eclipsed, In The Continuum) about her work and the inspiration behind her latest play, The Convert. Her answers are below.
Can you share with us a little about your personal background, and what motivated you to pursue a career as a playwright and actress? What is your experience as a woman working in this field?
I guess it chose me more than I chose it. It was brought to my attention that this was something I was gifted at and the …

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[25 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Beyond Words: A Migrant Worker Takes a Stand

Roula Seghaier, Peace X Peace guest contributor, interviewed Rahel Zegeye, one of many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. Zegeye, who left home country Ethiopia 13 years ago to financially support her family, transformed into a local leading figure in the fight against discrimination. For seven years, Zegeye used her nights to write a movie script, and her Sundays to direct it. Zegeye used her amateur skills and the help of her friends to finally film “Beirut” and show it to the public last year. She later worked on a play …