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Archive for the ‘Peacebuilding’ Category


Why Wonder Woman Is the Most Import Film of 2017

The age of Trump has brought fear into the hearts of women across America. Never in our wildest imaginations did millions of American women believe that our country would elect a man who had admitted and joked about sexually assaulting women to the most powerful position in our government. Never did we imagine that weREAD MORE

The Fruits of Labor

For the past six days, we have covered hundreds of miles of Rwandan countryside visiting genocide memorial sites and NGOs that serve vulnerable populations still struggling to recover from the events of 1994. Everywhere we went we saw women laboring in farms and carrying mass amounts of their harvest in bags and baskets on theirREAD MORE

The Women of Rwanda

Before traveling to Rwanda, I read Jennie Burnet’s brilliantly researched book, Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda which provides detailed accounts of personal narratives of the women who survived the Rwanda genocide along with insights into the challenges and difficulties many of them have faced in post-genocide Rwanda. Their stories areREAD MORE

What It Means to Be Human

There is nothing that challenges one’s ability to understand what it means to be human more than visiting a country that has a history of genocide and to experience the resiliency and strength of the human spirit in the nation’s collective effort to recover, heal and transform decades of conflict into sustainable peace. And thatREAD MORE

The House That Love Built

When Arlene Brown retired at the age of 65, she thought she would enjoy a life of leisure and travel. But after two years of traveling the world, she came to realize that her real joy came from living a life of purpose and contribution. This desire to live purposefully is what led her toREAD MORE