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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 …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[8 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
In the Same World: Feminism, Writing, Social Justice

Kirthi Jayakumar
India
“In the same world where women would be in charge of making peace, the bodies of women would be battlegrounds where war would be waged ceaselessly.”
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When I was 15, I told myself that I would follow a career in Humanitarian Affairs and Development. I would never become a feminist. I would never, ever stand and scream until I’m hoarse saying that I needed rights as a woman. I counted on myself as empowered, and found it ridiculous to hear women cry that they suffered “deprivation” of rights. I found …

PeaceTimes »

[8 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Somy Ali: Philanthropist “President and Plumber” Changes Women’s Lives

- Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
The Peace Philanthropy Award goes to Somy Ali, founder of the nonprofit No More Tears, which assists survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Ali spent her early years between Pakistan, India, and the US, earning acclaim as a Bollywood actress and model before settling in the US  to attend college. She has contributed more than $200,000 of her own money to the Florida-based organization, and works personally with each of the survivors it assists.
 
You’ve done so many things in your life, Somy! If I …

Connection Point »

[10 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Stop Domestic Violence: Wake Up, Speak Up, Team Up

Zerqa Abid
Columbus, Ohio USA

“What is the use of a campaign of awareness in the absence of action?…We are urging all Muslims in North America to join hands with us. This is a community project. “
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Domestic violence is an injustice that is prohibited in Islam. Islam promotes peace, love and tranquility (“Sakinah”) inside the home and within marriages. Muslims in general are asked to help stop violence and injustice against people by stopping their oppressors and abusers. Project Sakinah, an initiative of Dar al Islam, has taken a lead in doing …