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[11 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Enough Is Enough: CSW 57 Takes on Violence against Women

We must all insist on the protection of the rights of women and girls to live in dignity, free of violence and discrimination. Enough is enough!

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[15 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
End Violations of Women’s Peace

Adelaide, South Australia
This article is written in honor and tribute to the lives of girls and women who have suffered at the hand of violence. The assault against the female gender globally is barbaric, and for any human being to ignore the violation of women’s peace and safety is simply morally wrong. I personally feel so impacted by the recent newspaper stories of the gang rape of women that I have dedicated my time to discuss this issue with the broader reading community in hope that it will trigger action …

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[8 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Somy Ali: Philanthropist “President and Plumber” Changes Women’s Lives

- Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
The Peace Philanthropy Award goes to Somy Ali, founder of the nonprofit No More Tears, which assists survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Ali spent her early years between Pakistan, India, and the US, earning acclaim as a Bollywood actress and model before settling in the US  to attend college. She has contributed more than $200,000 of her own money to the Florida-based organization, and works personally with each of the survivors it assists.
You’ve done so many things in your life, Somy! If I …

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[26 Sep 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
A Complicated Matter: The Role of Women, Patriarchy in Egypt

Nadine Ibrahim
Cairo, Egypt
“Morsi’s conservative stance on the place of women in society is empathetic to the predominant Egyptian family model, but it is unrelated to the mounting mistreatment of women in the public sphere.”
A young Egyptian artist participating in a public art workshop put up posters around the city–one in Tahrir Square on the eve of elections–of an Egyptian man and woman holding hands and smiling. In each case, she returned to find that the posters were vandalized or torn down. Why? The friendly couple was mixed. In each image, …