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[14 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Finding My Humanity in South Africa

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Alexandria, Egypt

“I told them that although I wept most of the time, I also laughed a lot, and that even in the time I felt great pain, I also found comfort and strength. I told them that when I cried feeling the pain of others, I felt very human, and that solidarity is the essence of humanity.”
Being a human rights educator who struggles for human rights in Egypt, I was selected to attend a course on Applied Conflict Transformation by the Action Support Centre in Johannesburg in which …

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[1 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
TE’A: Theatre, Engagement and Action

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Radha Kramer, founder of The TE’A Project. TE’A stands for “Theatre, Engagement and Action.” Radha is the Director of Insight Initiatives at Intersections International.
What inspired your founding of TE’A?
I had experience using theatre as a tool of social change when I worked with the Star Program in New York, and again when I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu.  With Star and in the Peace Corps, I used theater to teach HIV prevention and I continued this type of work in other projects after I returned. …

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[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Abraham Fund Initiatives: 28,000 Good Reasons to Wake Up in the Morning

- Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
 Since its founding in 1989, The Abraham Fund Initiatives, winner of the Community Peacebuilder Award,  has worked to advance equality for all of Israel’s citizens. It inspires social change by working directly with both Jewish and Arab citizens and with Israeli government institutions, the business sector, and civil society. The mutual trust that The Abraham Fund has built with both Arab community leaders and government has translated into groundbreaking and sustainable social-change initiatives inspiring policy change in language, culture and democracy education; Arab …

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[17 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Building Women for Peace in Nigeria

Naomi E. N. Akpan-Ita
Ogun State, Nigeria
“The longstanding practice of relegating women to the background has prevented the recognition and appreciation of the role of women in peace processes and decision-making matters.”
Imagine a world where women are allowed full participation and recognition. A world where women are given the space to express their hopes and fears for creating and ensuring peaceful, cooperative, and just societies. In Nigeria, just as in other societies across the globe, particularly in Africa, women are put into an iron box of patriarchy that suppresses their full …