Suggested Book List – May

This month WOVEN recommends the following books that cover issues related to social activism, gender inequality, and environmentalism. To Dwell in Peace: An Autobiography by Daniel Berrigan By: Daniel Berrigan Wipf & Stock Pub/2007 Sex and World Peace By: Valerie M. Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli and Chad F. Emmett Columbia University Press/2012 The Invention of […]

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Suggested Book List – April

This month WOVEN recommends the following books that cover issues related to mental illness, growing up in poverty, feeling alienated because one is “different” and how to understand genocide. American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed The Mental Illness Treatment System By: Dr. Torrey Oxford University Press/2014 A Mother’s Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy By: […]

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WOVEN Reacts to Trump’s Apparent Stance on Violence

“To have Donald Trump, a leading presidential candidate, advocate punching someone who opposes his political views is clearly a message in contradiction to WOVEN’s vision of “Peace on Earth.”

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We Are SAFE

One in five children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. Nearly three quarters of them won’t speak about it for at least a year, and almost half of them won’t speak about it for at least five. Some of them never speak. These silent scars can lead to long term effects such as […]

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The Polished Man Campaign

The New York Center for Children has been chosen as the sole US beneficiary of the Polished Man Campaign. The Polished Man Campaign aims to raise awareness and fundraising by encouraging men to paint one fingernail from October 1st through the 15th. By painting one fingernail, they represent the one in five children who experience […]

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It Starts With a Movement!

Take a look at our newest video chronicling our 2014 Reject Violence Campaign.

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Books Not Bullets

When sixteen year old Muzon Almellehan fled Syria with her family to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, worrying that her familywould marry her off as a child to a complete stranger was the least of her concerns. Yet shortly after fleeing Syria and resettling with her family at the camp, she noticed a steady decline […]

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Gua Africa

He began childhood with an AK-47 in place of a family. He learned to kill his neighbors while children in other countries learned to read. Today, he leads a non-governmental organization, Gua Africa, dedicated to teaching peace, reconciliation, and providing education for South Sudan’s most vulnerable children. Recruited among 12,000 other children to fight in […]

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If Peace Had Room to Exist

If peace had the space to exist, what would it look like? I work with a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine which serves the local refugee, asylee and pending asylum seeker population from Africa and the Middle East. Our team of Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as advocates and leaders for community members who share […]

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Slim Peace

Who knew weight loss groups and peace efforts belonged in the same room? In a New York interview with Salon.com, filmmaker of “A Slim Peace” and founder of the nonprofit born from the film’s success, Slim Peace Group, Yael Luttwak describes her reasons for initiating a women’s-only weight loss group in Jerusalem comprised of Bedouin […]

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