January 23, 2017 Repeat after me... I am a woman, I am smart, I have opinions, I have feelings, I care, I make a difference, I matter, I am a woman and I am proud of who I am. -Nour, Algeria
These are the words of one girl who wants peace. There are hundreds of others like her around the world. In a world where conflict disproportionately affects women and children, there is a need to support and raise up the... Read more
January 18, 2017 Every Wednesday, the OSF blog highlights quotes from various peacemakers making significant contributions to peace and the advancement of women's rights.
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January 16, 2017 The Civil Rights Movement and the advancement of women’s rights are founded on the principle of equality and the respect for the dignity of all life--something women peacebuilders around the globe are working toward every day.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we recall some words of wisdom from one American woman, Audre Lorde, to help us create a more peaceful and just world... Read more
December 12, 2016 On Human Rights Day, December 10th, it’s good to remember the rights we enjoy.
It took me a long time to learn how to ride a bicycle. At age seven, the training wheels embarrassing but I could not find my balance without them. When the training wheels finally came off of my light blue, 10-speed Scwhinn, I did something that drove my mother crazy: I undid both of my long braids.
I was ten... Read more