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[6 Aug 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Strength training for peacebuilding

Since the challenges to building sustainable peace seem to be multiplying every day, women peacebuilders like me, and like YOU, need to develop the muscles we need to break down, go around, go under, and go through the obstacles to peace.

I refuse to get bogged down in the obstacles — increased violence around upcoming elections in Afghanistan, a maternal health crisis in Guinea Bissau, bloody clashes in Sudan and Nigeria. With persistence, hope and some intensive attention to waging peace, more peace is possible.

A recent study reported that psychological distance from a problem or a challenge increases our creativity.

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[9 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Climate Change Causes Poverty in Sudan

Nadra Mahdi
Salwa Altayab is a woman I met recently who is learning about climate change to understand its effect on her life.
This Sudanese female is 38 years old. She comes from Blue Nile State (Baw). She is a farmer, from the tribe of Al Angasana. She has a golden black colour, with a magic smile, and very wonderful clothes.
In simple words, she says, “Yes I know it, climate change is changing our lives, because we depend on the rains here for agriculture. Sometimes the rain falls heavy and destroys our …

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[2 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
What Can Sudan Learn from Iran’s Green Revolution?

Dalia Haj-Omar
Sudan and France
There is much to be admired and learned from Iran’s courageous youth and middle class who are asking the very legitimate question “Where Is My Vote?” However, I see few words or actions from the Sudanese people, political parties, or Sudan’s independent civil society in support of Iranians who have risked and continue to risk their lives for the truth under oppressive conditions and through the most peaceful and symbolic people-led demonstrations the Middle East has ever experienced.
The Iranian regime started to use violence against demonstrators and …

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[11 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Two Years Old and Already at Work

Nadra Mahdi
She does not know what is the thing she carries on her shoulders. She is just 2 years old. Every day she walks with her mother for long distances carrying two bottles on her shoulders.
Fatma, her sister, now is 7 years old. She now knows that she has carried bottles of water from the age of 2 until she dies. She is from the AlAngasana tribe. They live in the AlAngasana Mountains in Baw, in Blue Nile State in Sudan.
The culture of these mountains puts all the efforts of …