----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 1:27 PM Subject: [pjsa] 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am involved in a very exciting project to nominate a group of 1,000 women from all countries of the world for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. This is to recognize, honor, and make visible women's ongoing courageous efforts to create peace in our communities and nations, and across communities and nations. Choosing 1,000 is symbolic-a way of saying that you cannot make peace alone. This idea originated in Switzerland and is organized by an international coordinating group. I am the representative for the United States, Canada, Japan, and Korea. The project has two parts: 1. to nominate a group of outstanding women to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, and 2. to document the nominees' work and their fields of activity through video, photography, and writing to create a permanent record that will be visible long after 2005. I am collecting nominations for women who are exemplary peace-makers. This includes women working at the community-level, the city level, and national or international levels, women who daily invest their experience and competence in the cause of greater human security. We want to highlight the efforts of women working in local communities who are not widely known, and who are, typically, overlooked for major recognition and honors. For the purposes of this project, peace-making is defined very broadly. It includes work to . alleviate poverty . maintain a healthy environment . struggle against structural violence and discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, or culture . establish a just economic and social order . change priorities in government spending away from military budgets and toward social needs . ensure universal access to resources . promote peace education and conflict mediation . enhance health and education-policies and practices . analyze mechanisms that endanger peace at community, national or international levels . promote gun control . protect women's rights and human rights . document war crimes and violations of human rights The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2004 and the nomination form is attached. I also attach a more detailed document to give additional background about this remarkable project. Or to learn more, please go to www.1000peacewomen.org. You may also nominate online in several languages. Online deadline is May 31. The names of nominees and the information you provide will be handled in confidence. I will coordinate a preliminary screening for nominees from US, Canada, North and South Korea, Puerto Rico, and Japan. An international group will make the final selection in November 2004 to reflect the diversity and strength of women's peace-making efforts worldwide. Please nominate women whose exemplary efforts should be recognized and honored in this way. Feel free to forward this call widely. Preferably, send your nominations by e-mail, or by fax or mail. I look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes Margo Okazawa-Rey Director, Women's Leadership Institute Visiting Professor, Women's Studies Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613 USA Email: email@example.com 1 510 430 2239 1 510 430 3233 (fax) ========== Psychology and Human Rights listserv ========== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/psychology-humanrights-l/markup/maillist.php To subscribe to the list, send a message to <email@example.com>, with the following text in the message: subscribe psychology-humanrights-l To unsubscribe from the list, send a message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with the following text in the message: unsubscribe psychology-humanrights-l If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>.
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