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[21 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Announcing the 2012 Women, Power, & Peace Award Winners

Peace X Peace celebrates the International Day of Peace and its own 10th anniversary this year by announcing the 2012 Women, Power, and Peace Awards. The six awards honor extraordinary individuals and organizations on the frontlines of peace and women’s achievements, contributions and self-empowerment worldwide.
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The Patricia Smith Melton Award honors Palestinian radio personality and documentary producer Rula Salameh. Ms. Salameh’s weekly television program highlights Palestinians of special needs, patients who need support for immediate treatment, and needy families. Read our profile on Rula Salameh.
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The Peace Philanthropy Award goes to Somy …

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[13 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Dance: A Powerful Tool to Release Trauma

Sohini Chakraborty
Kolkata, India

“Kolkata Sanved’s approach has been developed to break prevailing boundaries of patriarchy by using dance as a vehicle for learning life skills, renewing a healthy mind-body relationship, addressing psychosocial handicaps, and developing new community bonds.”
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I always had a rebellious streak in me since my childhood. That streak enabled me to protest and fight any hurdles I encountered. For example, in college I challenged authorities by forming a group to perform dance at cultural events in my conservative Islamic college—I persuaded them to allow the girls to dance. My …

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[10 Aug 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Sikhism and Gender: One Traveler’s View

Amber Webb
New Delhi, India
“For me, the distinguishing characteristic is the philosophy of equality shared among men and women in Sikh culture.”
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“It is a woman who keeps the race going; we should not consider women cursed and condemned, from women are born leaders and rulers.”
- Guru Nanak, Founder of Sikhism
Walking towards New Delhi’s main square, Connaught Place, a street vendor exposes himself and taunts me as I pass by. As a female walking alone in this over-populated city, it’s an opportunity for him to entertain his friends at my expense. …

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[15 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Find Resources, Build Peace

Here are a few things that have caught our eyes on the blogs this week:

First up: A blog in praise of one our favorite resources – The Peace and Conflict Development Network. Now they’re looking for members!

Interesting findings in this poll on the best and worst G20 countries for women. Canada is #1, India comes in last. Find out where the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and other countries rank.

Check out this cool interview with a Tunisian woman working to empower her countrywomen and men.