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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Media Award Winner: Laura Boushnak

On December 5th, Peace X Peace will honor six amazing peacebuilders at the Women, Power, and Peace Awards in Washington DC. Leading up to the event we will be profiling each of the award winners here on Inside Peace X Peace. Enjoy, and check back often!
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Laura Boushnak is a photographer, a third generation Palestinian refugee, and an activist. Now she’s also our 2011 Peace Media honoree. She draws on her background and life experiences to create photography that uncovers issues and subjects most often overlooked.
Though she started out as a …

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[11 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Partnering with Men to Stop Violence Against Women

Ghida Anani and Anthony Keedi
Lebanon
“Ending violence against women and having a society that truly espouses the principles of gender equality can only be done when men and women work together, side by side, as partners in achieving that goal.”
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In an ever changing world, new Dimensions are needed in the fight to end violence against women and create a gender equal society. ABAAD (Dimensions) Resource Center for Gender Equality, a recently established Lebanese non-profit, non-politically affiliated and non-religious civil society organization, is working toward gender equality as an …

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[27 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Giving Peace a Chance… at Camp!

Editor’s Note: Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Nawal Rajeh, Lebanese peace activist and conflict resolution educator, about her work as Co-Founder of the Nawal Rajeh Peace Camp.
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When did you first become interested in peacebuilding work, and how did that interest develop into The Nawal Rajeh Peace Camp?
My interest in peacebuilding began while I was attending Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where I was a Political Science major.  The school had a Peace Studies minor and in the face of the Iraq war, as well as my …

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[30 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Hymens, Sexuality, and Control

Nawal Beauvoir*
“A woman can never achieve her self-realization and bloom as a woman without having fully explored her sexuality, and having done so on her own terms and not those of society.”
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When I was in my early twenties, my dream was to become a modern, independent woman. What that meant for me was to have a successful career, which would make me financially independent and prove to my family, my community, and the world that women can achieve success the way men do. I had a very …