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African Feminists Emphasize Key to Global Peace

Originally appearing at Truthdig. Sept. 25, 2018   https://www.truthdig.com/articles/nothing-without-women-african-feminists-raise-the-stakes-for-global-peace/ H. Patricia Hynes A banner at the recent International Feminist Peace Congress in Ghana (Photo: H. Patricia Hynes)   “The days when one could claim that the situation of women had nothing to do with matters of national and international security are, frankly, over.” —Valerie M. Hudson On the […]

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Soldiers of Peace

Author and prominent peace educator Paul Chappell observed that he had 12 years of math through calculus II, and yet uses only a fraction of his math skills in daily life. He graduated from high school, however, illiterate in peace, literacy he desperately needed and has dedicated his life to cultivating, disseminating and incorporating into […]

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Women gather in a village near Mysore, India. (Adam Jones ) (CC-BY-SA)

Female Equality Is Key to a Sustainable Future

I am looking at the faces of 10-year-old girls from across the world—faces brimming with expectancy. The U.N. report, “The State of World Population 2016,” opens with their photos, and these words are part of the introduction to Chapter 4, “The Face of the Future”: With support from family, community and nation, and the full realization of […]

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