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[4 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
My Role in the Syrian Revolution

Dr. Rufaida Al Habash
Hama, Syria
“I am looking for a job, for a house, for freedom in my home, Syria.”
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Married at the age of 18, I moved from Damascus to Hama in 1976. Religious freedom was in the city of Hama on its height, which encouraged me to start my work in my house, and actually began educating girls and interpreting Quran for them. Because of the bloody massacre and incidents of deadly violence that occurred in Hama in 1982, all religious activities stopped in mosques, all the lessons, and I …

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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Think Twice – For the Sake of Our Children

Shelley Hermon
Israel
-an interview by Mary Liepold
Shelley Hermon is the director and producer of Within the Eye of the Storm, a 2012 documentary about the remarkable friendship between Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan, each of whom lost a daughter to the conflict. Peace X Peace published Shelley’s account of the film’s making in October and is hosting a series of screenings in the Washington, DC area from Feb. 21 – Feb. 26.
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Shelley, for this interview I’d like to focus on you as a person. Who are you? How would …

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[15 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
End Violations of Women’s Peace

Anonymous*
Adelaide, South Australia
This article is written in honor and tribute to the lives of girls and women who have suffered at the hand of violence. The assault against the female gender globally is barbaric, and for any human being to ignore the violation of women’s peace and safety is simply morally wrong. I personally feel so impacted by the recent newspaper stories of the gang rape of women that I have dedicated my time to discuss this issue with the broader reading community in hope that it will trigger action …

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[14 Feb 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Is the World Deaf and Blind to Syria?

Ghada Ghazal
Hama, Syria

“People are no longer afraid; when a man is shot in a demonstration, his friends will carry him on their shoulders and continue their demonstration.”
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I grew up with the image of my father taken violently by the Syrian soldiers, and with the image of my uncle who was killed under torture. It was 1982 when the great Hama massacre took place and no one in the world knows about that. I was five years old. My father, mother, and brother and I were obliged to leave our home …