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A Collage of Her Severally-Inspected Parts
Kashmiri scholar, journalist and former civil servant Ather Zia details the range of ways in which Kashmiri women participate in politics...
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Follow the Leader
On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took the oath of office as Africa's first elected female head of state. A team of filmmakers followed her through her first year in office and the documentary Iron Ladies of Liberia is the result.
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Señora Presidenta
Good afternoon, palace guards! Good afternoon, Mrs. President! On March 11, 2006, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, daughter of a renowned Chilean general who died in prison under Dictator Augusto Pinochet, marched gracefully before the presidential palace guards in Santiago, Chile. She stopped, expertly turned on her heels and called the guards to attention...
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Taking Up Space at Greenham Common
Is there anything more personal -- and political -- to women than their bodies? Aware of the political charge of their bodies, women have physically hurled themselves in public spaces to protest wars, human injustice, and abuse of power. One of the most vivid and longstanding examples of women using their bodies to take up space in non-violent protest is the Women of Greenham Common.From 1981 to 2000, tens of thousands of British women mobilized to negotiate an end to nuclear proliferation in their hometowns...
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Roots of Peace
When Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, she also became the first Nobel laureate to make the link between keeping peace and conserving the environment...
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Peace Begins with Me and You
Featured Community Voice: Megumi NishikuraPeace and media activist Megumi Nishikura is currently pursuing a master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. In 2003, Nishikura documented the anti-Iraq war movement in New York City...
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Serving the Whole
Featured Community Voice: Global Oneness Project Global Oneness Project is a film project based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to explore how the radically simple notion of oneness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.
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Political Art in the Female Form
Featured Community Voice: Anahi DeCanio Anahi DeCanio uses collage and the female form to encourage her audience to piece together the political questions of the day...
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Spirits in Uganda
In many parts of the world today, women face challenges to their basic freedoms from fundamentalist movements. It is often assumed that men incite and lead these movements, but this is not always true. In Uganda, one woman, Alice Auma, gave rise to what is now the Lord's Resistance Army, a self-proclaimed Christian guerilla group responsible for one of Africa's longest-standing conflicts...
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Dialogues from the West Bank
The year 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the formation of the state of Israel, following a United Nations resolution to divide what was then known as Palestine into two separate entities. Zionists would celebrate this as the birth of the first Jewish state in the world. Palestinians and Arabs in the region, who disagreed with the resolution, would declare it a catastrophe...
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