Middle-East

A Revolution Asks Questions

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Author: | Date: March 2014

I still remember how I felt celebrating with thousands on Tahrir Square the night Hosni Mubarak was toppled. I was happy and proud. I believed that change would come. Whenever […]

Why Peace Depends on Women

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Author: | Date: March 2014

One-quarter of the world’s population—1.5 billion people—live in societies affected by war, where fundamental human needs go unsatisfied and communities are divided and insecure. The lives of women and children […]

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Over the past decade, and particularly since September 11, 2001, exhibition organizers, art critics, and the international market have paid more attention to contemporary art from Iran and the Arab […]

Making Their Own Paths to Peace

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Afghanistan’s political history and the ongoing violence across the country have directly affected women’s political participation and status in society. By the mid-1990s, the systematic subordination of women resulted in […]

A Mayor Speaks Out

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Author: | Date: March 2014

As mayor of Nili, Afghanistan, I am guided by the Afghani saying, “You will harvest what you planted before.” It is important for me, and women like me, that we […]

Devotion and Defiance: A Book Review

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Book by Humaira Awais Shahid with Kelly Horan This autobiography is personal and political, as many women’s stories are. Humaira Awais Shahid is a Pakistani activist, journalist, and mother who […]

2013: A Year of New Beginnings

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Author: | Date: January 2014

At the end of each year, we tend to reflect on what the last year held for us. Perhaps we started a new job, made a few new discoveries, or […]

Civil Society in Syria: A Milestone for Sustainable Peace

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Sustainable peace in Syria cannot be achieved without the engagement of civil society in generating solutions for the problems threatening to tear up the country today. Civil society must also […]

WATCH: Building Peace Launch with Hon. Ambassador Keita of Mali at U.S. Institute of Peace

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Date: June 2013

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) successfully launched Building Peace: A Forum for Peace and Security in the 21st Century on April 16th, 2013 at the second day of AfP’s Annual Conference, […]

Syria: We Will Not Become The Tyrant We Are Fighting

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Author: | Date: April 2013

I last spoke to Bashar Assad in 1996. He assured me then that as part of his inevitable ascent to power, change was coming. He knew he could not expect […]

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