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[26 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Because I Am a Girl, I Must Study

- By Kamla Bhasin

A father asks his daughter:
Study? Why should you study?
I have sons aplenty who can study.
Girl, why should you study?
The daughter tells her father:
Since you ask, here’s why I must study.
Because I am a girl, I must study.
Long denied this right, I must study
For my dreams to take flight, I must study
Knowledge brings new light, so I must study
For the battles I must fight, I must study
Because I am a girl, I must study.
To avoid destitution, I must study
To win independence, I must study
To fight frustration, I must …

Be the Change: Person X Person »

[17 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
A Fifth World Conference of Women: game changer for peace

- A statement by Patricia Smith Melton
Thousands of women gathering to make the world a better place ― you got a problem with that?  You might think some people do if you look at the timeline for the UN-sponsored World Conferences on Women: 1975 (Mexico), 1980 (Copenhagen), 1985 (Nairobi) . . .  1995 (Beijing) . . .  and then?? No wonder the crescendo is swelling for a 2015 conference, 5WCW to its friends. Be one! Our founder Patricia Smith Melton explains why and how.
The reasons for a Fifth World Conference of Women …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[15 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Screams that You May Hear: Iranian Women Use Videos to Say No to War

From Change for Equality
This was originally posted on Change for Equality. We were excited to hear these Iranian women call for peace on International Women’s Day last week.

War does not happen in the course of a day. There is no need for war to land in our cities with a bomb. The shadow of war is also frightening. The possibility of war too changes the lives of women. Every day that we spend at war, or in conditions of war, is filled with the fear of the death of …

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[9 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: International Women’s Day Edition

Happy (belated) International Women’s Day! Below are some links to celebrate the occasion.

I love this interactive map from The Guardian with thoughts from women around the world on what there is to celebrate on IWD.
On a more scholarly front, check out this Woodrow Wilson Centre publication on Women in the Arab Spring. (It might also help you get ready for an exploration of this topic we have cooking here at Peace X Peace later in the month…)
International Women’s Day makes us reflect on the challenges left before us, as well …