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[17 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
I Spoke. They Listened. But Will Anything Change?

Suraya Pakzad
Afghanistan
“They’re not down in the village talking with the local community. So they build clinics in areas with no safe water, and one out of five children still die before the age of five.”
I spent the week of International Women’s Day in Washington, DC, taking part in a number of observances and meeting with officials from the State Department and all kinds of agency heads. I had tea at the White House with President Obama and Mrs. Obama. They all listened respectfully to what I had to say. …

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[16 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
IWD Report: A Festival of Women’s Peace and Harmony Stories

Ada Aharoni
Israel
“I wish a ‘Pomegranate Life’ for women all over the world.”
The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace celebrated Women’s Day with a major Festival of Women’s Peace and Harmony Stories.  The Festival was held at the Cinematheque in Haifa, which was fully packed, by both women and men of all ages.
Eighteen professional actors and story tellers enchanted the audience with marvellous stories about the power, creativeness, wisdom and peace-loving hearts of women, in different parts of the world: Israel, Palestine, Bedouin women, Egypt, India, China, Japan, …

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[9 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
International Women’s Day:  why it’s necessary

- by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
Holidays are time-linked Post-its to remind us of people and events we might otherwise forget.  In that sense, International Women’s Day is the same as other days named for this or that person, movement, or social concept.
Valentine’s Day = love and appreciation.  Martin Luther King Day = nonviolence and equality.  Secretary’s Day = recognition that others hold you together.  Fourth of July = freedom is valuable.  Religious holidays = connection to something larger than …

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[8 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Happy International Women’s Day!

Celebrate International Women’s Day wherever you are – and if you’re in Washington, DC it’s not too late to plan to attend a special evening celebration with Peace X Peace founder Patricia Smith Melton, Peace X Peace staff, and Code Pink at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V NW.