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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: International Grab Bag

There’s a lot going on around the world this week, and we’ve got the cream of the crop below. Enjoy!

The first female Nobel Peace Laureate from Africa passed away this week.

Women in Afghanistan work to keep clinics for battered women open.

At a time of tense relations between Pakistan and the U.S., reach out to other individuals who are suffering from floods.  Find out more and how to help.

Elections are coming up in Liberia – will this mean a return to conflict?

From The Guardian, in the wake of week that …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[14 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Global Mothers, United in Peacebuilding

Mehru Jaffer
India/Austria

“We recognize the untapped potential of women as a driving force for change, and as future leaders of an equitable, interconnected, and peaceful world.”

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Last summer I met 15 exceptional women from 7 different countries here in Vienna, Austria.
The women were participating in Mothers MOVE, a three-day conference hosted by Women Without Borders (WWB), a Vienna-based research and advocacy organization that provides grassroots women a platform to speak and to share their concerns with the international community.
As India Consultant to WWB, I watched the …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[13 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Channeling Young People’s Energy from Militancy to Peace

Raziq Fahim
Pakistan
Raziq Fahim was chosen as an Honorable Mention for the 2010 Peace X Peace Community Peacebuilder Award. This award is given to a peacebuilder that is responsible for spearheading activities that promote a peaceful, just, equitable, and healthy community, and inspires others to do the same.
In a recent interview with Peace X Peace, Raziq shared the hope he has for young men and women in tribal regions of Pakistan.
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In 2009, I combined my 10 years of work experience with my passion for engaging with young people …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[10 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
My Sisters Made of Light

Jacqueline St. Joan
USA/Pakistan
“We shouldn’t be in here,” she said. Her voice rose in anger. “It is injustice! We don’t belong here at all.”
Almost eight years ago I met a remarkable Pakistani, a woman whom I will call Aisha, a grassroots teacher for twenty-five years, a woman who had been involved secretly and personally in rescue efforts for a number of women condemned in so-called “honor crimes.” As I listened to her stories, in my mind she became the “Harriet Tubman of Pakistan.” As for myself, I had spent years …