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[15 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Feminism: The Other F Word

Tithiya Sharma
India
Tithiya Sharma set off on June 12, 2010 to travel the world. Her goal is to find her way to 6 continents and to meet 100 amazing people who are changing the future of their countries–as she calls them: “A hundred champions of a world worth saving.” You can follow Tithiya’s journey at www.100heroesproject.com.
Below she shares about her travels in rural India–where she meets feminist heroes.
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Two women knocked at my door and I’m greeted with outstretched hands and smiling faces brimming with confidence. Rajni and Manju have come to …

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[10 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
My Sisters Made of Light

Jacqueline St. Joan
USA/Pakistan
“We shouldn’t be in here,” she said. Her voice rose in anger. “It is injustice! We don’t belong here at all.”
Almost eight years ago I met a remarkable Pakistani, a woman whom I will call Aisha, a grassroots teacher for twenty-five years, a woman who had been involved secretly and personally in rescue efforts for a number of women condemned in so-called “honor crimes.” As I listened to her stories, in my mind she became the “Harriet Tubman of Pakistan.” As for myself, I had spent years …

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[21 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Domestic Violence: been there

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  A coalition of organizations across community, tribal, regional, and national boundaries join together to focus our attention on domestic violence, a global epidemic that kills, tortures, and maims—physically, psychologically, sexually, and economically.
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In the United States a woman is raped every six minutes, a woman is battered every 15 seconds. Around the world, country to country, between 20% and 50% of women suffer from domestic abuse. The …

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[7 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Choosing Non-Violence, Not Domestic Violence

Hellen Mghoi Mshilla
Northern Uganda
“Women like Freda may be considered naïve or unreasonable by many. However, they stand to be admired for standing non-violently against a social evil.”
Freda* reported to work on the 24th December 2006 and performed her duties enthusiastically. A few days earlier she had moved around the bushy pastures near her temporary shelter and collected cow dung. She had skillfully smeared it onto the inside and outside walls of her grass-thatched hut. To her satisfaction, it looked beautiful in preparation for Christmas. Freda remained happy throughout …