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Saudi Arabia Launches First Campaign To Stop Violence Against Women

Thomas Reuters Foundation   
May 2nd, 2013

Saudi Arabia Launches First Campaign To Stop Violence Against Women

Saudi Arabia has launched its first campaign against the abuse of women, which is designed to encourage females to speak about their experiences and have a global impact in women’s rights.

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Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

GOOD   
April 26th, 2013

Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

Despite thirty years of conflict, Afghanistan is still home to multiple artists who are part of a blossoming movement that affirms the resilience and strength of humanity and hope.

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The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

50.50   
April 15th, 2013

The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

A decade after the Iraq war, the legacy of violence still remains. However, artists are using film, painting, and poetry to express the conflicts and experiences of the country in a new way.

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Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

CSMonitor   
April 12th, 2013

Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

Claudio Miranda grew up in one of the most violent communities in Brazil, but through music and art, he has given his neighbors a chance to express themselves and contribute positively to the community.

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Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

IPS   
April 7th, 2013

Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

Women in the northern provinces of Pakistan are not allowing the Taliban’s ban on theatre to stop them from creating and participating in productions.

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‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

EGYPT INDEPENDENT   
April 30th, 2013

‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

A street art campaign in Egypt is aiming to increase women’s visibility and mobilize empowerment around gender issues in various communities through graffiti, workshops, and discussion.

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Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Co.EXIST   
April 19th, 2013

Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Artist Lesley Perkes is working on transforming Johannesburg through art that both inspires and also actually improves the urban landscape.

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Of Monarchs And Migrants- The Arts Of The Immigration Movement

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 14th, 2013

Of Monarchs And Migrants- The Arts Of The Immigration Movement

Immigration activists in the US have been using artistic depictions and symbols of their experience to illustrate the struggles of the migrant community and to motivate others to take action in the fight for immigrant rights.

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Garden Of Forgiveness To Heal Wounds Of War

VOA   
April 12th, 2013

Garden Of Forgiveness To Heal Wounds Of War

Lebanon’s Garden of Forgiveness is a work in progress conceived by British-Lebanese citizen and psychotherapist Alexandra Asseily. It aims to nurture peace and healing in a country still recovering from a 15-year civil war of religious factions.

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New Nonprofit Joint Venture Will Tell The Positive Stories Of Afghanistan

dowser   
April 4th, 2013

New Nonprofit Joint Venture Will Tell The Positive Stories Of Afghanistan

The Afghan Dreamers Project is aiming to tell the stories of triumph and accomplishment in Afghanistan that have been largely overshadowed by more than a decade of war.

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