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[1 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
TE’A: Theatre, Engagement and Action

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Radha Kramer, founder of The TE’A Project. TE’A stands for “Theatre, Engagement and Action.” Radha is the Director of Insight Initiatives at Intersections International.
What inspired your founding of TE’A?
I had experience using theatre as a tool of social change when I worked with the Star Program in New York, and again when I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu.  With Star and in the Peace Corps, I used theater to teach HIV prevention and I continued this type of work in other projects after I returned. …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Taking Our Seat at the Leadership Table

Beth Hand
United States

“What enabled me to speak up and to take my seat were the women I turned to for guidance. These weren’t long conversations. No, they were just enough to help me find my courage and recognize my right to speak up—powerfully but with great diplomacy.”
When I was asked to write about what led to my interest and work on organizational and leadership effectiveness, I wondered what story it would be. Would it go back as far as my childhood explorations, like the many times my mother would find …

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[30 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
An Imagined Letter from Hifni Malak: This Is a Self-Critique

Najuan Daadleh
Washington, DC, USA, and Palestine
Something didn’t feel right after submitting my previous piece on international development and the ‘empowerment’ of women. In this imagined letter from Hifni Malak Nassef, I tried to address the issues that “poked” me in an uncomfortable way.
Dear Ms. Daadleh,
After some time of contemplation and intrapersonal debate I decided to write this letter to you as a response to your last piece titled “Empowering women as a Development Tool”…What Would Hifni Malak Say?.
You may expect this to be a letter thanking you, Ms. Daadleh, for …

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[25 Oct 2012 | 26 Comments | ]
What Does It Mean to Be Kashmiri?

Inshah Malik
“We in Kashmir are not Arabs, Iranians, Turks, or Indians. We are Kashmiris, and with the acceptance that we have our own identity and narrative, we can have meaningful exchanges with the world.”
Kashmir: a place that evokes both appreciation for beauty and a horrific fear as South Asia’s most militarized zone, infested with a culture of lawlessness, impunity, and an explicit celebration of militarism. Kashmir is home to a 90% Muslim majority population and is often positioned as ‘concentrated minority,’ as against the ‘dominant majority’ of the Indian mainstream. …