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[18 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Building Peace through Arts Education

HawaH
US and India
I got an early start in peace and justice because I witnessed extreme poverty and privilege at a young age. I was born in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, and spent many summers in Mumbai, India. I sometimes say that I did my schooling here and my growing up in India.
Those months were like years. They opened my eyes to how unfair things are on this planet. My cousins in India all wished they could live in the U.S. like me. I decided then to live my life to …

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[7 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Judge: 20 Years for Abusive Husband

Charles Wanyoro
Kenya
Women in Meru North region of Kenya are still celebrating after a 27-year-old man who chopped off his wife’s hands was jailed for 20 years by a local magistrate’s court. They hope the sentencing will deter the ever-increasing list of abusive husbands from battering their wives.
Ayub Gikundi slashed both of his wife Ms Linet Wanja’s hands inside their home in Igembe South District, accusing her of infidelity. On the night of September 20, 2007, Gikundi had knocked at the door in the dead of night. When his wife promptly …

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[6 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
To the Women of the World

Dr. V. Mohini Giri
India
International Woman’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
As modern women, we are all aware of the right to fashion, the right to work, the right to have equal participation in life, and the right to the highest and best education in the world. But on Women’s Day, today, it is imperative to delve into the more refined rights of women and remind ourselves of the legislations and …