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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
We Transform Leaders into Peace Resources

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi
Kenya
I am a Muslim and a Peace-builder. The two things are in harmony in me, like being a professional and being a mother.
I grew up in Wajir, in a mixed neighborhood of Christians and Muslims. My role model was my mother’s mother, Makka. She was a strict trainer of character. She taught me to be ladylike. “Don’t talk and eat.” “Don’t drag your feet.” And so much more! I used to cut hair and fingernails and save the money to buy her a scarf or slippers. In 15 …

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
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Level: Personal — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from Washington, D.C:
On Friday evening I attended a benefit concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Alongside a quieting performance by the National Symphony Orchestra, the Haitian band Tabou Combo moved an audience of young and old, Haitian and American to their feet with infectious dance beats. The music – punctuated by somber prayers and requests for generous contributions – was a tribute to the Haitian spirit.
In the days since the January …

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[21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Good News Story in Haiti

Michela Hackner
USA
The images and stories coming out of Haiti are disturbing, upsetting, and unbelievably heartbreaking. We’ve all been following closely, trying to lend a hand when needed, and keeping an eye out for the signs of hope among the rubble, literally.
There is at least one good news story emerging around the world about this devastating crisis: technology is changing the playing field.Sure, technology isn’t necessarily air-dropping supplies and ferrying in doctors, but it’s raising millions of dollars, helping the right people connect where they’re needed, and making all of us …

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[20 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Message to My Young Sisters

Marie Chantal N. Karasira
Rwanda
“You are so beautiful.
I love your smile,
I love your eyes,
I love your hair,
You are really beautiful.”
Many people tell you that you are so beautiful.
Many people tell you that you are so lovely.
Many people tell you that you are so beautiful and add, no one is like you.
Many people tell you that you are so beautiful and add, you are like a flower.
Many people tell you that they need you.
You are not like a flower.
Look at you, you have two arms.
Look at you, you have two legs.
Look at …