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[23 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Why We Need to Talk—Now

Yasmina Mrabet
Connection Point Manager

“My personal background is Arab-American…and the divisions between my two identities are so strong that sometimes I feel like I need to talk to myself.”
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I am writing today to advocate for the increased participation of women in conflict resolution and peacebuilding work, to encourage women to address and rise above stereotypes and misperceptions that persist in mainstream media news bytes, and to make a contribution, however small, to building a global community of trust, and an awareness of a rich world culture.
Arab, Muslim, and Western women need …

Connection Point, Voices from the Frontlines »

[26 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace Forums: We Need to Talk about Family Rights

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring
Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum!  These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender.  This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them.  We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the comments!
To Bring Women Forward, We …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Slouching towards Peace and Understanding

Sometimes building peace can be difficult and messy (ok, most of the time).  Below are some examples of that.  But also some examples of how humor and optimism can help us push through. Enjoy!

I loved this Op-ed from Sunday about why UNESCO is important to the peace process, and why the U.S. should restore its dues to the agency.
Check out this article on the continued struggle for rights by Afghan women. Afghan …

Inside Peace X Peace, Voices from the Frontlines »

[29 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Post-Conflict Empowerment: An Interview with Claire Naylor

“[T]he more I work on peacebuilding, the more I’m convinced that it isn’t a job, it’s an identity- so I love that what I do is an extension of who I am, or at least, who I try to be.”
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Below is an interview with our Generation Peace Award winner, Claire Naylor.  Claire is the Co-founder of Women LEAD, an organization that works to empower women and girls in Nepal.  You can hear more about her project on December 5th, at our Women, Power, and Peace Awards.  Get your …