Peace and Security, Women's Rights and Empowerment

Melanie Greenberg - Photo by Sandy Phipps

Saying their Peace: Melanie Greenberg

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. Check out the OSF blog weekly for these and other posts.

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” Audre Lorde

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
History of Women and Bicycles

Women and Bicycles

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