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[23 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
The New Red Line in Syria: One American's Perspective

Elaine Tucci
United States 

“What if this woman were your neighbor? Would you take notice then? Can you imagine living in such an environment? You might want to try. It might be time to tune in.”
Humans are very good at creating false boundaries. We have carved up our continents into approximately 196 nations (we still squabble about some of these) and so divided we stand. We have frontiers for expanding (or seizing), margins for pushing, precincts to cast our vote, confines and limitations to overcome, fences to keep in or out, and of …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[22 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Who Profits from Women's Humiliation?

Sabina Pstrocki-Šehović
Bosnia and Herzegovina
“The worst in the chain of female degradation are the profiteers who ‘get all the gold.’”
Some time ago the notorious rape in India shook the world, and for some time it was discussed as a tragedy and horror across the globe. In Bosnia, when I read an article about an almost equally horrible rape in Zivinice, where a minor girl was raped by several men, no one talked about it. Because here, rape and humiliation is everyday practice in diverse social contexts―even at home. The article was …

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[8 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace @ 10: Programs – Part 2

Women share. We celebrate. We connect, and we lead. Our perspectives are long-term, spanning the generations.
We care about identifying root causes and systemic, sustainable solutions. We create change.
In our 10th anniversary year, with just four staff members and a no-frills budget, the women of Peace X Peace (Peace by Peace) managed seven major initiatives and expanded our reach by 150%. Here’s part 2 of a two-part summary, program X program. Read part 1 here.
Advocacy and Action
Peace X Peace is a leader in advocating for effective, sustained policies and laws that …

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[3 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Art Is Magic! An Interview with Manal Deeb

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Palestinian American Visual Artist Manal Deeb about the inspiration behind her art and the influence of identity.
Can you share a little about your personal background? What inspired you to pursue a career in art?
Career is not the word – I pursued art as a healing tool – it was to translate inner conflict.  To me art is therapy and something I do naturally every day. I used to think that my artistic talent is personal and that I should keep it to myself – the …