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[11 Mar 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
World, I Am Ready. Are You?

Yasmine El Baggari
What does America look like through the eyes of a young woman from an Arab country?
Yasmine — a 17-year old Moroccan girl spending one year in high school in Kansas — shares her view.
As a 10-year-old girl watching American movies in Morocco, I screamed with excitement at the huge buildings, the yellow cabs, the lights, and New York City. I said my dream aloud to myself, and felt something deep within stir. Five years later, the honor I had won to travel to San Francisco to …

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[8 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Iraq War and Women: A Case for Reparations

Patricia Hynes, USA
Yanar Mohammed, Iraq
“The United States owes reparations to the people of Iraq for this unsanctioned war of aggression, most of all to the women and girls who have lost their future.”

In August 2010 the United States marked the formal end of combat operations in Iraq with divergent assessments of the nearly eight-year war. At the closing military ceremony in Iraq, General Ray Odierno drew forth America’s self-image as the force of global liberation: “[The war] was for the shared ideals of freedom, liberty and justice.” Former deputy secretary …

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[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Celebrating Women: “Join Us on the Bridge”

Sherry Ways
Peace X Peace Board Member
On Saturday, March 5, I represented Peace X Peace along with Women for Women International and others at Washington, DC’s Duke Ellington Bridge to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Day, which is TODAY March 8.
The campaign is called “Join Us on the Bridge” and it is sponsored by Women for Women International. There were women representing several organizations, including students from local colleges who majored in international affairs. Peace X Peace was a co-sponsor.

It was an honor and a pleasure to be part of …

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[24 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>: Bringing Education to Life, for Me and the Lucky 1%

by Amanda Lynn Crawford-Steger, Guest Contributor

By definition, a refugee is a person with a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. At any given moment, there are about 42 million internally displaced people in the world due to some form of war. Some 12 million―80 percent of them women and children―will cross a border and become refugees. Of those 12 million, just 1% are granted the right to resettle in a third country, such as the United States.
Once …