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[29 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Our Quiet Leaders

Terry Gibson
Canada
“As a woman and a leader, I love with ferocity. I hate and scream. I fight with words. I sit, watch, and listen. I am tender, sexual, and loving. I love my life and yours. I stand arm in arm with you from all continents of the globe.”
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When I think about women who are leaders, I cannot help but think of those who are famous and get lots of attention for their works. Since they do not need any focus, I like to remember the living and breathing women …

PeaceTimes »

[8 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
Men’s Movements Worldwide Declare Peace between the Sexes

- By Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
According to UNWomen’s first annual report, gender violence is legal in one-third of the world’s nations. Though women routinely suffer abuse in countries that criminalize it, impunity for abusers is all but certain where the culture accepts violence as normal. Fortunately for us all, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has made ending violence against women a hallmark of his tenure since he took office in 2007. He reinforced the seminal SC Resolution 1325, on Women, Peace, and Security, with resolutions 1820, 1888, and 1889, all …

PeaceTimes »

[7 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Men Can Stop Rape: “This Is Your Issue”

- By Mary Liepold
Editor In Chief

The subject was sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both sides of the long conference table were filled with young men, most of them ignoring the pizza on their plates and waving their hands in the air in their eagerness to speak. Standing at the back of the room, where I was, and in chairs along the sides were a handful of women.
The facilitators, Kedrick Griffin, Senior Director of Programs for Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), and Joe Vess, Director of Training, presented two scenarios, one …

Connection Point »

[31 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
We Are a Grassroots Feminist Media Monitor

“We aim to empower women and strengthen their relationship with their body image and self-esteem by criticizing the mainstream media discourse that stereotypes their roles and objectifies their bodies.”
The authors of this article will remain anonymous to ensure their personal safety.
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We are Kherrberr. We are not an organization. Rather, we are a grassroots feminist media monitor. Kherrberr in Arabic means dental drill, and the concept behind it is that it aims to remove cavities from media—specifically, sexism, racism, homophobia, and violence. Our activists are kept anonymous to protect their personal …