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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace @ 10: Programs – Part 1

Women share. We celebrate. We connect, and we lead. Our perspectives are long-term, spanning the generations. We care about identifying root causes and systemic, sustainable solutions. We create change.
In our 10th anniversary year, with just four staff members and a no-frills budget, the women of Peace X Peace (Peace by Peace) managed seven major initiatives and expanded our reach by 150%. Here’s part 1 of a two-part summary, program X program. Read part 2 here.
Connection Point
Our Connection Point (CP) Initiative, launched in 2011, links Arab, Muslim, and Western women worldwide to …

Connection Point, Voices from the Frontlines »

[2 Apr 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
It Is Too Cold: A Voice from Syria

“The fire was getting closer and everything that was in this house, from memories, pictures, life, was fading away in front of my eyes.”
It is six months into the revolution. It is too cold…there is fear, anxiety, and panic on every face and I do not know what is happening. Is this the sound of thunder or the sound of shootings, the sound of women weeping together with the cries of babies?
Things I hear but do not see, searching for safety, security, and for the end of fear and sadness. In …

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[30 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
An Imagined Letter from Hifni Malak: This Is a Self-Critique

Najuan Daadleh
Washington, DC, USA, and Palestine
Something didn’t feel right after submitting my previous piece on international development and the ‘empowerment’ of women. In this imagined letter from Hifni Malak Nassef, I tried to address the issues that “poked” me in an uncomfortable way.
Dear Ms. Daadleh,
After some time of contemplation and intrapersonal debate I decided to write this letter to you as a response to your last piece titled “Empowering women as a Development Tool”…What Would Hifni Malak Say?.
You may expect this to be a letter thanking you, Ms. Daadleh, for …

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[3 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Muslim Ummah, Women, and Productivity

We interviewed Mohammed Faris, the Founder and CEO of, about the inspiration behind his work and the productivity resources available to women in the Muslim community. His answers are below.
What inspires your work at Productive Muslim, and what are the major goals of the organization?

What inspires us the most at ProductiveMuslim is the untapped potential of the Muslim Ummah* to revive itself to becomes more spiritually, physically, and socially productive. We believe that a Muslim lifestyle provides a holistic approach to productivity that is beneficial in both this world …