Peace X Peace
Rating: 4.44 stars 16 16 reviews
Civil Rights, International, Women
1601 Connecticut Avenue Nw 4th floor Washington DC 20009 USA
The nature of warfare has changed. It is no longer soldiers who bear the brunt of war. Studies reveal ninety percent of all casualties in modern conflicts are civilians, the majority of them women and children. It is also recognized that a balance of women's and men's voices are requisite for successful peace negotiation and implementation. Yet, female perspectives continue to be disempowered. Where are their voices at the peace table? Where is the support for women's work on every level? And how can women empower themselves in building peace? PEACE X PEACE is a nonprofit organization casting light on the work women are doing for peace on all levels, from the most grassroots efforts to the highest levels of government. PEACE X PEACE supports, educates and connects women locally and globally, empowering them to build the conditions necessary for sustainable peace.
PEACE X PEACE is achieving its mission through three independent, mutually supportive programs: 1) The Global Network - a worldwide democratic network connecting women's groups in the United States one-on-one through the Internet with women's groups outside the United States for dialogue, support, and empowerment. 2) The Documentary - PEACE BY PEACE: Women on the Frontlines is a feature-length documentary filmed in Afghanistan, South Africa, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burundi and the US, revealing the critical work women are doing globally to build peace from the ground up and the top down. 3) The Educational Outreach - A wealth of information resources available through our website, www.peacexpeace.org, including The News of the Week, our monthly e-Newsletter, PeaceTimes, and expert Peace Papers.
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The creator of PeaceXPeace, the staff, the volunteers and the PXP members have such a very visible deep devotion to reaching out around the world -- far, wide and deep -- to promote the importance and effectiveness of women's voices in peacebuilding efforts, which is why I was honored to be asked to serve on the board. This is proven by seeing the cross-cut of countries, walks of life, religious beliefs, ages, and gender behind this movement. I began volunteering for PXP in the beginning, and have watched the many textures and testimonies emerge in support of peacebuilding and justice.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Having met women and men from around the world come to the US via PXP to speak on social justice, their strife and successes has been so rewarding and enriching.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would have State Department meet with PXP and see the frontline grassroots movement and successes.