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[13 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Elections in Sudan and the Roots of Conflict

Pillar of Peace: Environmental Sustainability, Conflict Transformation
Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
It has been just over a year since I left Sudan. So much has changed in my life since then–I survived my first Quebequois winter, for one thing! But I have continued to follow Sudanese current events . Others of you interested in the region will know that their long-awaited national elections are finally underway this week.

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[5 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Malawi is Getting Greener

Sellina Kanyerere-Mkweteza
Malawi
“Women are always in the forefront in any project that will help them and their families.”
This is rainy season for Malawi and people, government, and civil society groups are raising awareness on the importance of growing trees.
If you walked in the forests of Malawi 25 years ago, at least that’s how far back I can remember, you would smell natural fruits, natural scents with bees trying to get pollen from one flower to another. You would see rivers and streams swollen with clean running water. I remember when I …

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[2 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
She Was Six Years Old

Mercy Chidi
Kenya
It was a game she was being taught, “chezo wa watoto,” a game of the young children. It was painful but she innocently says she got used to the pain. Having temporarily separated with his wife, her father was left to take care of the young Jackie [not her real name]. He took on all the responsibilities of the mother and father, including bathing the young girl, washing her clothes, cooking for her, and all. The worst is that the girl was forced to play the sexual role of …

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[15 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Are You a Rose by Any Other Name?

By Dan Lynch        
US President Obama’s new commitment of $63 billion to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and polio on the African continent came with the declaration that “we won’t confront illnesses in isolation.” He knows our global health challenges are connected, just as we are―or need to be. “I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world,” Obama declared.
That theme of connection reminded me of two organizations I support: Peace X Peace, which connects women globally to build peace, and Support for Addictions Prevention and Treatment in Africa (SAPTA), …