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Saadawi visits Maine to tell of Egypt’s liberation

Eighty-year-old, Cairo-born human rights activist, physician and writer Nawal El Saadawi is in Maine tonight, sharing her lifetime of experience, including how she felt in Tahrir Square when Egypt transformed in front of her eyes. Dr. Saadawi is speaking about “The Egyptian Revolution: Creativity, Dissonance and Women,” at the University of Southern Maine tonight, March […]

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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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Latest from the Voice Project lightens a snowy day

Buried under more than a foot of snow here in midcoast Maine, I found a perfect soundtrack for the day in the latest episode from the Voice Project. Snow was just beginning to fall in Walton, N.Y., as JBM recorded this wrap-you-in-a-fuzzy-blanket cover of “Carolina” by M. Ward. If you enjoy the episode, do pass it […]

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Alara Clara, I remember you; you matter to me

Today begins the Resolve “One Voice: Resolved to Remember” vigil, held Dec. 14 to 24, to remember all those affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Christmas Massacres. Left vulnerable as they celebrated Christmas, Congolese communities were attacked by the LRA on Dec. 24, 2008, and Dec. 14, 2009. Hundreds were killed and abducted. Churches […]

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Speak up to prevent mass atrocities

That mass atrocities and genocide should be prevented generates little debate. Where we become stuck as an international community is exactly what to do and when. Left paralyzed by an inability to respond, governments inevitably allow the worst imaginable crimes to happen, as they did in Rwanda in 1994. During 100 days, an estimated 800,000 […]

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