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[8 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Growing Pains, Halting Progress, and Hope

The Years 2001 through 2010 were named by the United Nations as the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World. Sadly, the decade ended with more wars raging than when it began. 2001 was the year of the September 11 events. It was also the year of Security Council Resolution 1325 (On Women, Peace and Security), which recognizes our right to shape the solutions to conflict as well as our right to safety.
That same dual focus characterizes the earlier international agreements on …

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[17 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
A Fifth World Conference of Women: game changer for peace

- A statement by Patricia Smith Melton
Thousands of women gathering to make the world a better place ― you got a problem with that?  You might think some people do if you look at the timeline for the UN-sponsored World Conferences on Women: 1975 (Mexico), 1980 (Copenhagen), 1985 (Nairobi) . . .  1995 (Beijing) . . .  and then?? No wonder the crescendo is swelling for a 2015 conference, 5WCW to its friends. Be one! Our founder Patricia Smith Melton explains why and how.
The reasons for a Fifth World Conference of Women …

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[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Listen to the Women: 193 UN Ambassadors Get “60 Years 60 Voices”

- by Patricia Smith
Peace X Peace Founder
“…Peace requires accuracy, setting aside assumptions to become better informed, giving up stereotypes for truth.  That is the intent of Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women.”
On International Women’s Day, March 8, His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the UN General Assembly in its 66th session, shared copies of the Peace X Peace book Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women with each of the 193 Ambassadors of the member nations of the United Nations.  He included a personal letter …

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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace:</em> Twitter Strikes Again @CSW56

-By Abby Smith, Administration and Community Manager
The little blue bird has struck again! Twitter has once again proven to be one of the most effective tools for disseminating information to our generation. The UN Commission on the Status of Women, 56th session, began last week in New York at the UN. For those of us who couldn’t attend, the best and most effective way to receive information about the happenings at the UN was through their live twitter feed.
We have become a generation of instant gratification. We want instant information …