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[2 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Poem for Our Brothers

Marie Chantal Nimugire
Rwanda
When I read the PeaceTimes article about the Korean women I was touched, especially because it reminded me of my own painful experience during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. I know we have to end the violence. I wrote a poem about this worst behavior of our brothers, and now I have translated it from Kinyarwanda into English.I ask each woman member of Peace X Peace to give this message to a minimum of seven brothers. We need their contribution to end violence against women and girls. …

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[22 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Is Prophecy in Your Job Description?

Comment by Mary Liston Liepold
It’s Earth Day. My co-blogger and I have already written about the connections among women, peace, and the environment. We’ve barely scratched the surface, of course. We’ve said nothing about the Chipko women’s movement in India, the Indigenous Grandmothers whose wisdom holds out both hope and warning, or many other loving and daring women and men around the world who work to heal the world. Please, comment on this blog or last week’s to share how those vital connections work for you. Join in This Week’s …

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[6 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Sister, Don’t Be Discouraged

Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan
Afghan woman, don’t be discouraged, desperate. You are a champion
Even though they have kept you far from knowledge
Be a fighter, try to seek knowledge
So that you may be wise, knowing good from bad and friends from enemies
Life is worthless if there is no knowledge and skills
In reality all living beings are meant to learn
Even the Islamic faith has obligated learning for men and women
So that no one is left without knowledge of the world
Afghan maiden! Why be deprived of literacy? And why be hopeless your whole life?
You are …