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[28 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace Forums: Reconciling Change and Tradition

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring
Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the comments!
Pro-change Women of the Arab …

Connection Point, Voices from the Frontlines »

[27 Mar 2012 | 8 Comments | ]
Peace X Peace Forums: Women as Actors, Not Instruments

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring
Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum!  These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender.  This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them.  We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the comments!
A Step to Implement Democracy: …

Connection Point, Voices from the Frontlines »

[26 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace Forums: We Need to Talk about Family Rights

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring
Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum!  These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender.  This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them.  We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the comments!
To Bring Women Forward, We …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[22 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
A Life Lesson from Calloused Fingertips

Dina Badawy
USA
“Between 2004 and 2010, Egyptian workers led over 3,000 labor protests, strikes, and other demonstrations.”
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Since the age of seven I wanted to play the guitar, but it wasn’t until 20 years later that I learned my first chord — and an important life lesson.
Two years ago, I was sitting in my second official class at a local studio, guitar on my lap as I glided my thumb across my other four raw and blistered fingertips.
“I don’t think I’m meant to play guitar,” I said to the instructor. “My fingers …