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[28 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Women in Black Against War

Cynthia Cockburn
London, United Kingdom
“Women in Black is a network, with no formal constitution or structure. Each vigil is autonomous. Although there are charismatic personalities, no-one ‘holds office’. Any woman or women who hold a feminist critique of militarism, war, and violence may start a vigil.”
Women in Black against War is an international network of several hundred small local groups in many countries. Its main purpose is to bring women together for the purpose of organizing and campaigning actively as feminists against militarism, war, and violence more generally – particularly violence …

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[6 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
US, Middle East Myths on Gender Equality

Helen Rizzo
Cairo, Egypt
“A deeper look at the diverse examples of feminist activism shows that the two regions have more in common than one might think.”
The idea that the West and Middle East have extremely different views on gender equality has gained traction in recent years. However, feminists and progressive activists in the West and the Middle East share many values when it comes to gender equality. A deeper look at the diverse examples of feminist activism shows that the two regions have more in common than one might think.
In both …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[18 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Long form journalism for your weekend

Hi all!  I’m sending you off to the weekend with a handful of pieces on feminism and peacebuilding that will make you think. I hope you enjoy!

I loved this article in Sunday’s Washington Post on “cool” feminism born out of the “war on women.”
Check out this New Republic profile of the Palestinian prime minister.
As we think about the American presence in Afghanistan, try reading this account of traveling with U.S. troops.
And finally…. How can tech companies innovate with no women at the table?

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[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Do “They” Hate “Us”?

This week’s Peace Links focuses on the Middle East and women’s rights, which took center stage in both print and online media this week.  (They must have read our experts forum on the topic!) Enjoy everyone.

Have you plugged in to this debate over Muslims’ attitudes towards women?  First, Foreign Policy featured this story from Mona Eltahawy, and then Monica Marks’ push-back against it.  And this one from the Guardian. Interesting stuff.
And here’s another piece on women’s rights and the Arab Spring courtesy of