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[12 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Hadassah, Henrietta, and Me

Pillar of Peace: Cross-cultural Understanding

Commentary by Liora Herman, Marketing and Outreach Manager
I have grown up a child of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist movement, without knowing its full history or the impact it has had on the development of the Jewish State, and more importantly the role of healing―physically, mentally, and emotionally―it has played in the global Jewish Community.
Upon birth every child in my family, including my brother, received a lifetime membership to Hadassah as a gift. And it is truly the gift that keeps on giving. The February/March issue of …

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[31 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Purpose of the Practice

Pillar of Peace – Conflict Transformation, Education
Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
While pondering inner resources for peace, I walked to my yoga class this week. Lately I’ve been so busy I’ve rarely had time to think intentionally about values or practices at all, let alone how they can help me grow and enhance my ability to handle conflict. It has just been: task in -> task out. TASK IN -> task out. And remembering to return to the breath, oh… occasionally.

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[23 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Un Tributo a Las Mujeres Promotoras Comunitarias

Asociada de Foro Educativo
Vivimos en un mundo de símbolos y metáforas, la cosmovisión de los pueblos originarios nos habla de la madre tierra, más conocida en el mundo Andino como la Pacha Mama, es esta Pacha Mama la que representa el símbolo de lo femenino con sus características de tierras fértiles, acogedoras, proveedoras de alimento, de protección, de siembra y cosecha para la nutrición y es precisamente ella la que está presente en esta celebración del llamado día de la Mujer.
Desearía que este relato de vivencia personal sea un …

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[23 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Equip Her with Information Now!

Tariro Mateko
“Many times women are blinded by lack of information and have to live a life subjected to abuse and violence …. ”
Young women have some suggestions.
I consider the lack of access to information a major barrier to the advancement of women in society, in the political, social, and economic spheres.  The promotion of women hinges on information.
Information + Woman=========Knowledge= Empowered Woman
Lack of information==========Disinformation
Ten years after the millennium the need for information has become more critical than ever. There is a direct link between access to information and the advancement of women. This …