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[7 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
A Tribute to Two Remarkable Leaders

Kimberly Weichel
Peace X Peace CEO
“I have been inspired by the leadership, commitment, dedication, and passion of these two accomplished women, and I appreciate all  they have done to open doors for women everywhere.”
Peace X Peace pays tribute to the remarkable legacies of  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, who both stepped down last week. It’s an opportunity to take stock not only of their many accomplishments during these past four years, but also of the lasting impact of their exceptional …

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[9 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Hips, Heart, and Soul: Shakira Shakes It for the Kids

-By Mary Liepold
When the scandal around President Obama’s Secret Service took over the headlines last month, it all but obscured the reason he went to Colombia: the 2012 Summit of the Americas. Pan-American relations were rocky even before the scandal broke, unfortunately. US policies on Latin America have hardly changed since the previous administration. Colombia is a safer place than it was a few years ago, but rural women and children are still squeezed between the government and its armed opponents. And according to UN statistics, Colombia is still a …

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[14 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Are Child Soldiers in the US’ National Interest?

H. Patricia Hynes
United States

“The full cycle of misogyny entraps girls ruthlessly violated as child soldiers and then viciously punished when returning home.  In contrast to the outcast plight of girl soldiers, many boy soldiers earn a manly status in their communities.”

For the second consecutive year, President Barack Obama has waived a Congressionally-mandated ban on military aid to four countries known to entrap and exploit child soldiers. Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Yemen, and the newly independent nation of South Sudan will receive more than 200 …

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[6 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Taking a Stand for the Tar Sands

- By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
I’m not an against-er. I put my energy into being the change I want to see in the world. But I am a peace activist, and I’ve been arrested twice at public nonviolent peace actions. On September 1, I did my first civil disobedience for the environment. I joined 1,251 other citizens who gathered in front of the White House during the last two weeks, disobeyed orders to disperse, rode the paddy wagon, and paid a $100 forfeit so we could deliver a …