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[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pussy Riot: Sexual Language and the Power of a Small Band of Women

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
Update: Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot escaped Russia on Sunday to prevent their arrests and organize protests following the conviction and imprisonment on charge of hooliganism of three of their members by the Putin-led government.
What turned me around were the photographs of the clean cut young woman with the off-center part whose hair remained meticulously in place even when she was on trial or holding her fist in the air just as the Black Panthers did when I was her …

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[23 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Yes Women, Yes Now: Your Assignment

- A Statement by Patricia Smith Melton

Last week I looked at how the power of women is rising throughout the world.  Combined with the power of the Internet, the 5th World Conference on Women will be a game-changer for peace, the tipping point where in the future people will look back and say, “That was when women changed the world.”
This week, let’s look at how women are primary peacemakers.
Documentation shows that specific “Peace Pillars” must be in place if societies are to thrive, which by definition means to live in …

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[5 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
We Are Rising, and It Feels Good

In WOMEN, POWER, and PEACE … at play, the theater piece Patricia Smith Melton created for our 2011 Women, Power, and Peace Awards, many voices swirl and weave together in an organic dialogue. Our audience will see the faces and hear the words of the three 2011 Nobel Peace Prize awardees, several of our own past and current award winners, and other magnificent women of peace, both famous and relatively unknown. What follows is selected from just one of the voices―the collective woman-voice we might call The Poet.
We are the …

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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Philanthropy Award Winners: Global Fund for Women

By Kim Weichel
“I have known the founders and leaders at the Global Fund, and have organized fundraisers for them in my home in the past. I am impressed by their vision, mission, and tireless work to create a just, compassionate, and equitable world.”
I am excited to announce that our Peace Philanthropy Award this year goes to the Global Fund for Women. This award honors a person or organization that has contributed generous funds over time to meet the needs of women and to support women’s work in …