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[14 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Finding My Humanity in South Africa

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Alexandria, Egypt

“I told them that although I wept most of the time, I also laughed a lot, and that even in the time I felt great pain, I also found comfort and strength. I told them that when I cried feeling the pain of others, I felt very human, and that solidarity is the essence of humanity.”
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Being a human rights educator who struggles for human rights in Egypt, I was selected to attend a course on Applied Conflict Transformation by the Action Support Centre in Johannesburg in which …

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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Women and Challenges in Eldoret

Sheila Barno
Kenya

“Many children in my community do not go to school, especially girls. They are simply taught household chores and married off at an early age.  My own mother is one such victim.”
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles we are running this month by students at the AIC Morop Girls’ Secondary School in Nakuru, Kenya.
It is now 16 years since I was born. I am now in Form Three but I am yet to see any sign of women living an exemplary life. …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[14 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Diamond Clarity, Hope for the Whole

By Mary Liepold
Editor in Chief

“There are threads you can pull that affect everything,” Louise explains.
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When I learned that our founder had selected Louise Diamond to receive the 2011 Patricia Smith Award,
I jumped at the chance to schedule an interview. I’d said hello to Louise at various peace and justice events, and her Peace Book has been close to my desk for the last six years. Now I could have a real conversation with this pioneer peacebuilder.
“What do you see as your greatest strength?”
I asked Louise. “Clarity,” she responded in …

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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace in Your Own Family

Edna Atieno
Kenya

“I decided to gather my broken pieces.  I decided to share my experience with other girls who had undergone similar experiences. I encouraged them to take heart and gather the broken pieces.”

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Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles we are running this month by students at the AIC Morop Girls’ Secondary School in Nakuru, Kenya.
Peace is one of the most essential things for the healthy and proper growth of a girl, but lack of peace has been one of the causes of the exploitation of …