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[31 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
I Want Culture Change

Pillar of Peace: Justice and Good Governance
Commentary by Alicia Simoni
Community Manager and Staff Writer
I’d be preaching to the choir if I used this space to write about how when women lead they tend to put so-called women’s and family issues (such as health care, education and the welfare of children) on the same level as homeland security, foreign relations and defense. And hopefully you’d be bored if I started to talk about how women tend to use a consensus-building approach in leadership. Among some audiences this is common knowledge, …

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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.

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[7 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Recognize Human Rights Day by Promoting Labor Rights at Your Workplace.

Level: Community — Pillar: Justice and Good Governance

This week’s featured story came in from Lamma Island, Hong Kong:
I was handing out leaflets as part of the Human Rights Carnival on the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday when I met a young fellow activist who complained to me that she is given inadequate and irregular pay as well as expected to work long hours at her workplace, an organization that fights for the rights of the indigenous peoples. When she gently confronted her manager and director on …

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[9 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
We Call for Peace, Justice, and the End of All Violence

Rebiya Kadeer
East Turkestan, China
On Sunday, in the regional capital of Urumchi, Chinese police and paramilitary cracked down on Uyghur demonstrators, killing hundreds and injuring hundreds more in a massacre that is unprecedented in East Turkestan under the rule of the People’s Republic of China. Witnesses have confirmed that demonstrators were shot and beaten to death by Chinese police, and some were even crushed under armored vehicles. We have heard reports that more than 100 people were killed in the southern city of Kashgar, and troops suppressed demonstrations in both Kashgar …