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Peace X Peace

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Causes: Arms Control & Peace, Civil Rights, International, International Peace & Security, Public & Societal Benefit, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: 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.

Programs: 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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