Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

April 12, 2011

Women as Peacemakers


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

WOMEN AS PEACEMAKERS

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never change reality and never make progress.*

I believe in the unity of the family, and strong ties between families. This is very important in our lives but in making strides towards the emancipation and equality of women therein lies the conflict. Critics will wonder how can women be wives, mothers, workers and policy makers?

     The fact is, we have been always, Sadat (Madame Jehan) told attendees of the Magee-Womens Health Foundation’s eighth annual “A Celebration of Women” conference (1997).

     Her presentation focused on women’s efforts toward achieving world peace,

     Sadat believes that health and education are two main issues facing women all over the world, particularly in impoverished nations such as her homeland in Egypt.

     According to statistics by the World Bank, one billion people live in poverty, and 900 million are illiterate. Women account for two-thirds of each. How can that figure change? It can only be done one step at a time.…after stressing the need for population control in poverty-ridden countries she asserted that education in its broadest definition is the only way to change women…even though making advances in the quality of life for families is a difficult road for females.

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     There is a cliché-quote that states the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. It’s from the hand of that person—parent, family member, caretaker—that a child first learns about peace and how difficult it is to attain.

     Women are, and always have been, mothers, workers and policy makers. Ask any parent and home manager about the truth in this. Creating a healthy home is about developing peacemaking skills. Home management is a merging of running a business and developing the skills involved in healthy relationships.

     I myself don’t see the conflict in being wives,, mothers, workers, and policy makers. Women always have been. We always will be. It just hasn’t been recognized.

SOURCE

Greensburg Tribune-Review, October 9, 1997, pp B11

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Have Visions. Dream dreams.

Women, the Super Bowl, and Heart Attacks

Memorable Job Interviews

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