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Displacement after war
By Shaheen Sultan Dhanji Pit of oblivion - Has it ever happened you forgetting: your hands hung on smoky trees, your steps dwelling in the winds of yesterdays.....
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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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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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My Vagina Was My Village
This is a video clip of my performance in 2008's official V-Day SF production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”. The monologue is entitled “My Vagina Was My Village” and is based on a Bosnian woman’s account of her grueling gang rape by soldiers.
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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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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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Forgiving Atrocities in Rwanda
Featured Community Voice: Norah Bagirinka Norah Bagirinka is a Rwanda genocide survivor. She worked as a translator on the Emmy Award-winning and Oscar Award-nominated documentary short God Sleeps in Rwanda. She is the founder of Rwandan Women in Action.
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Reflections of Iraq
Guided by candlelight, she performed 22 emergency cesarean sections during Iraq's first Gulf War. She helped young widows build the skills to start their own businesses. She jumped into politics as one of three women on Iraq's 25-member interim Governing Council. OBGYN, activist and politician, Dr. Rajaa Hadid Al-Khuzai has devoted her entire life's work to women's rights, putting herself and the security of her family at risk...
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God Is Not Obliged
In this photograph, you observe the painfully expressive gesture of a war-torn, oppressed, poverty stricken woman's hand.
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حلم
My art is about the war in Darfur. As it always happens in war, women and children are the most affected.
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