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[28 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Dancing for Peace

Sara Potler
USA
“Watching the joy on the kids’ faces who Dance 4 Peace—the way they interact and relate to each other with empathy and compassion as we move through the curriculum…”
Dance 4 Peace is an innovative, global nonprofit that uses movement to teach young people to be leaders and peacemakers in their communities. The curriculum is a conflict resolution program that promotes tolerance, understanding, mediation skills, anger management, and emotional and civic engagement. Through exercises and activities utilizing movement, music, emotions, experiences, and thoughts, students are able to learn emotional and …

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[22 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Greatest Call to Action The World Has Ever Organized

Annemarie Baviello
Canada
“All too often people sit in silence and wait for someone else to speak up first. Or there is some kind of misconception that if it’s not happening directly in our country, we shouldn’t have to worry about it. Truth be told, this is a global issue and all parties need to be concerned.“
Ever since I was very young I could remember feeling a universal sympathy for persons around the world that were suffering. I would watch the 6 …

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[17 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Turning the 1325 Promise into Reality

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN
Below is an excerpt from the proposal launched by Ambassador Chowdhury at the working meeting on SCR 1325 on 27 July 2010 at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC.
In March 2000 it was Ambassador Chowdhury, as the Security Council’s President on Women, Peace and Security, who took the initiative for the adoption of a statement that eventually served as precursor to 1325.
In response to a Security Council resolution 1889 (2009), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has submitted on …

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[14 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
What Do Women Want? Power, Please

by Mary Liston Liepold, Editor in Chief
A long time ago, when I was young and foolish, I heard a pretty woman say, “Oh, I’m not political.” I thought that sounded rather sweet, so I tried it out the next time the subject of politics came up in a group.
The woman next to me was (relatively) old and wise. She said. “Politics is about who has power. Power shapes what happens in the world, and to whom. Do you mean you don’t care?”
I did care, of course. It’s just that I …