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[26 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Report Back: Aquila Ismail Book Signing

-By Corinne Mitchell
Administration and Outreach Manager
As you may have heard if you live in the D.C. area, Peace X Peace hosted a book signing event on Wednesday, June 13 for Aquila Ismail, author of  Of Martyrs and Marigolds.  The event featured a reading by the author of select passages, a short Q&A session, a book signing, and light refreshments.  The intimate gathering was generously hosted by our Board Chairwoman Gail Montplaisir at her beautiful apartment overlooking the Capitol, and it was one of several Ismail attended before heading home to …

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[25 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: When Twitter Goes Out

There’s so much happening this week I hardly know where to begin – lucky for you, that means that there are lots of great articles to share! My favorites are below.

First up, what happens when Twitter goes out in Pakistan.
Wonder why a strong Violence against Women Act matters?  Check in on the situation in Native American communities. (And don’t forget to sign our petition!)
And finally… how redistricting in the United States disadvantages women politicians.

 

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[13 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Protecting Mali, Fighting for Pakistan, and Visiting Colombia

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed Mary’s great guest Peace Links last week. I know I did! This week we have a selection of articles and films that demonstrate how global machinations can affect the grassroots, and how the grassroots can influence global actors.  Enjoy!

If this doesn’t get you to read more from Search for Common Ground about Pakistani women, then I don’t know what will: “Pakistani women are fighting for more than just the empowerment of women. They are taking centre-stage in Pakistan’s fight against oppression, social tyranny and …

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[2 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: The Price for Keeping it Simple

Just a short peace links this week, but there are some gems in here, I promise.  Enjoy, and have a good week!

From Chris Blattman – a critique of simplifying a narrative for effective advocacy.  It can change what you’re advocating for.  See also Rebecca Hamilton’s book Fighting for Darfur. 
One of my old friends from my Friends Committee on National Legislation days is now in Kabul, working with CIVIC, an organization that brings attention to civilian casualties.  Check out his post on the impact of children’s deaths.
Also, have you listened to …