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Hualian Wang – China, Jiangxi

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She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “I feel energetic when we share the joys of working and playing together, such as packaging lily bulbs, attending literacy classes, singing songs and chatting with each other.”

Hualian Wang – China

Hualian Wang works for the Luxia Wanli Women’s Mutual Aid Credit Union (Lwcu)

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Luc Walleyn – Belgium

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Biography: Luc Walleyn was born in 1949, and has been an advocate since 1972. He is a specialist in immigration law, human rights, and humanitarian law. He is also supply judge (Juge de Paix) in Schaerbeek-Brussels, occasional lecturer at universities in Antwerp and Paris, and author of many publications, mainly on immigration law.

Luc Walleyn; Human Rights Lawyer

Walleyn was member of the Council of the Brussels Bar Association, and served as president of the organization Avocats sans Frontiéres (Lawyers without Borders) until last year. He participated in ASF programs in Rwanda, Burundi and Kosovo and represented the organization at the diplomatic conference on the International Criminal Court in Rome in 1998.

Linked to our presentation of Lawyers without Borders on December 30, 2005, and their website.

Also linked to our presentation of Rwanda Genocide Suspects On Tria on December 30, 2005.

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Aishat Magomedova – Russian Federation (Dagestan)

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She says: “Banning the use of any sort of weapon–that is what women must demand.”

Aishat Magomedova – Russian Federation

She works for “Liga zashchity matieri i rebionka (LZMR)”.

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Christian Tomuschat – Germany

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Guest of the ilb 2004 in Berlin, Christian Tomuschat was born in Stettin, Germany, in 1936. From 1985 to 1996 he was a member of the Human Rights Commission of the UN, and since then has been an independent advisor to various other international bodies.

Christian Tomuschat – Germany

He is Professor at Humboldt University and Director of the Institute for European and International Law.

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Rev. Mother Mary Elizabeth Thunder – USA

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She says: I honor the path each person is on. I believe that all of our prayer paths lead to the Great Mystery, or Spirit, or God.

Rev. Mother Mary Elizabeth Thunder, founder of Thunder Ranch and the Blue Star Church in West Point, Texas.

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Tran Thi Lanh – Viet Nam

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She says:Giving back the confidence, self-esteem, and decision making to indigenous women and isolated communities is our path, our vision, and aspiration of all our affiliated organizations.”
Towards Ethnic Women (TEW).

Tran Thi Lanh – Viet Nam

She works for the Center for Human Ecology Study of Highlands (CHESH), and the Center for Indigenous Knowledge Research and Development (CIRD).

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Navanethem Pillay, Judge – South Africa

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Born in South Africa in 1941, Judge Navanethem Pillay has been both a symbol and a standard-bearer for women’s rights in her country, in the region, and throughout the world. She works for Pro-Femmes Twese Hamw.

Navanethem Pillay, Judge – South Africa

She received her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelor of Law degrees from Natal University in South Africa and later a Master of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science at Harvard University, U.S.A.

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Sakena Lida Yacoobi – Afghanistan

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She says: I am indebted to my parents who have always been supportive of me in many ways. They put my education above their priorities in life. She works for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Sakena Lida Yacoobi – Afghanistan

Born in Herat, Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific, USA in the 1970s, and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda University, California.

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Alvaro Vargas Llosa – Peru

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Alvaro Vargas Llosa is Director of the Center on Global Prosperity. He writes on his hompage: it is a tragic fact that half of the world’s population is living in abject poverty and misery.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa – Peru

Approximately 10 percent of the present world population (roughly 600 million people) is estimated to exist at or below an equivalent economic level of $1 per day and approximately half of the world population (3 billion people) live at or below an equivalent economic level of $2 per day.

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Samantha Power – USA

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Biography: Samantha Power was born in Ireland, grew up in America, became a journalist and war correspondent, and is the author of the acclaimed book: A PROBLEM FROM HELL, exploring why our country did nothing to stop the genocides of the 20th century.

Samantha Power – USA

Ms. Power is Lecturer in Public Policy and was Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

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Vikram Seth – Bangladesh and England

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From the author of A Suitable Boy, this masterful fusion of memoir, biography and history creates an extraordinary tapestry of India, the Third Reich and the Second World War, Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Israel and Palestine, post-war Germany and 1970s Britain.

Vikram Seth – Bangladesh and England

Vikram Seth’s Two Lives is both a chronicle of a violent century seen through the eyes of two survivors and an intimate portrait of their friendship, marriage and complex love.

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Bogaletch Gebre – Ethiopia

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Goes with ‘Assuming Authority‘.

She says: “My dream came true. I have managed to set up a social project that incorporates essential community services, such as a school, a library, a community resources center and a health advice center.”

Dr. Bogaletch Gebre – Ethiopia

She works for the Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma-Topa (KMG).

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Somaly Mam – Cambodia

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My husband sold me to a brothel. I had to accept five or six clients a day. Once a client called me and another girl; he said he was with just one other man. In fact, there were 20 of them; they treated us so badly I wanted revenge. I wanted to kill the man who called us. Then I thought his family would suffer, so I left him alone.

Somaly Mam – Cambodia

Her book The Road to Innocence, by Somaly Mam, will be published in 2006, by Virago.

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Ahmed Mohamed “Kathy” Kathrada – South Africa

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Forgiveness goes together with reconciliation. The one cannot be done without the other. Ahmed Kathrada, leader in the South African resistance and jail mate of Nelson Mandela.

Ahmed Mohamed “Kathy” Kathrada – South Africa

Ahmed Mohamed “Kathy” Kathrada was born on 21 August 1929, to Indian immigrant parents in Schweizer Reneke, a small town in the Western Transvaal (now Gauteng Province). While he was at Johannesburg Indian High School, he came under the influence of Dr Yusuf Dadoo and the Cachalia brothers, leaders of the freedom movement.

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Barbara Gladysch – Germany

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She says: My utopia is that we, mothers, we, women, would be able to keep our sons away from military service, no matter in which part of the world they are supposed to fight. She works for the Mothers for Peace.

Barbara Gladysch – Germany

Barbara Gladysch (born 1940) worked for 36 years as a special teacher for children. She has devoted herself to securing a peaceful life for children worldwide. In 1981, she founded Mothers for Peace, as part of the German peace movement.

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Judith Lewis Herman, M.D. – USA

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Judith Lewis Herman, M.D. Psychiatrist and author writes: Diagnostic Mislabeling: The tendency to blame the victim has strongly influenced the direction of psychological inquiry.

Judith Lewis Herman, M.D. – USA

It has led researchers and clinicians to seek an explanation for the perpetrator’s crimes in the character of the victim. In the case of hostages and prisoners of war, numerous attempts to find supposed personality defects that predisposed captives to “brainwashing” have yielded few consistent results.

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Silvia Vera Ocampo – Argentina

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She says: Something was wrong in a society where a person was questioned because she was a woman. She works for the Museo Argentino de Artistas Plásticas (Argentine Museum of Women Artists), and the Association of Friends of the Museum.

In her work, Silvia Ocampo has captured, with vitality and sensitivity, the social problems of her time. After graduating as a professor of Fine Arts, she joined the art studio of master Demetrio Urruchúa and took charge of it when, in 1955, the master was captured.

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Suzuyo Takazato – Japan

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Suzuyo Takazato (Japan), Suzuyo Takazato is a driving force behind the crucial question posed to the present militarized global security system: for whom does the military provide security?

She works with two groups: 1) as director for the Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence; 2) East Asia-US-Puerto Rico Women’s Network against Militarism.

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Hossein Bagher Zadeh – Iran

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Linked to our presentation of Iranian Human Rights Working Group IHRWG on December 13, 2005. And to human rights panel of the CIRA conference on the same date.

Dr. Hossein Bagher Zadeh is a writer, journalist, and ex-refugee from Iran. He now lives in Ipswich. He is Chair of the Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG).

Hossein Bagher Zadeh – Iran

His Text Human Rights are Universal – Period! of the presentation given at the human rights panel of the CIRA conference in Atlanta. First, let me say that I make no apology about the bold title of my talk. This is not a proposition or an opinion I am expressing.

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Gerald Nagler – Sweden

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Gerald Nagler; Chair of the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human: “The Human Rights Movement and the Helsinki Process,” 4/30/02. He is born 1929 in Vienna, Austria. Hs parents came with him to Sweden when he was two years old. He has grown up in Stockholm.

Gerald Nagler – Sweden

On the occasion of observance of the fifth anniversary of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 11 February 2000, the president of the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Gerald Nagler was presented with a special award.

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Asma Jahangir – Pakistan

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Asma Jahangir – Pakistan

For a quarter-century, acclaimed human rights lawyer and UN special rapporteur Asma Jahangir (born 1952), has been a thorn in the side of the powerful and ruthless in Pakistan. During this time, this human rights’ lawyer, working for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRC), has defended the oppressed in Pakistani society – among them political prisoners, bonded laborers, women, and minorities sentenced under unjust laws.

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Raimunda Gomes da Silva – Brazil

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Raimunda Gomes da Silva – Brazil

She says: “The power of capitalism makes a small number of people accumulate wealth, while many others become poorer every day. How can a mother live in peace if she can not feed her little children?” She works for the ‘Conselho Nacional dos Seringueiros (CNS)’.

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Radha Bhatt – India

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Radha Bhatt – India

Radha Bhatt’s work in the picturesque but poor Himalayan foothills is a canny combination of progressive ideas and Gandhian ideals-and they have functioned wonderfully. She is working for the Kasturba National Memorial Trust (KNMT), which received NGO Consultative Status (II) by the UN.

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Ahmed Rashid – Pakistan

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Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore. He is author of three books including the best sellers ‘Taliban’’ and most recently ‘’Jihad.’’ He has covered Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia for the past 25 years and writes for the ‘Far Eastern Economic Review,’ the ‘Daily Telegraph,’and ‘’The Wall Street Journal.

Ahmed Rashid

Interview on BBC World, August 4th, 2005 – A complex three way game between the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan is undermining the war on terror and hindering nation and democracy building, writes journalist Ahmed Rashid in his latest guest column for the BBC News website.

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Fatimakhon Ahmedova – Tajikistan

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Linked with ‘Centra Asia – Tadjikistan – Dushanbe‘ on our AEHRF pictures blog.

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Fatimakhon Ahmedova – Tajikistan

She says: “I do not want to belong to those who become disappointed in ideas of democracy, humanity and justice. I believe that sometimes the saddest event in one’s life can stimulate one to improve oneself.” She is working with the Center for Democratic Transformations (CDT).

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Monowara Begum Monu – Bangladesh

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She says: If there is to be a positive change in society, someone has to sacrifice.” She works with the Mohila Muktijodha Samiti. Monowara Begum (born 1953), is one of the 1971 Bangladesh’ war of liberation’s best-known freedom-fighters. Today she battles on various beachheads and is active in advocacy work as well. The mutilated postwar economy saw Monowara get down to building the Bangladesh of a collective dream.

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Sorry, I could not get any photo of Monowara Begum Monu – Bangladesh.

She has worked for more than three decades, both within the government system and through the Mohila Muktijodha Samiti (women freedom-fighters’ cooperative), to make the government system accountable to the greater good (Peacewomen.org).

In Holyday you can read: Women activists slate softening of the Women Repression Act, by Staff Correspondent: Leaders of the women community on July 14 expressed strong resentment over certain amendments to the Women Repression (Amendment) Act, 2000, which were adopted by Parliament the day before.

The resentments surfaced at a meeting of the leaders of Dhaka-based women activists, which was held at the office of the Anannya, a Bangla fortnightly edited by Tasmima Hossain. Deputy Secretary Salma Binte Kadir of the Law Ministry clarified some legal queries made by the women?s leaders.

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Marguerite Barankitse – Burundi

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Marguerite Barankitse – Burundi

She says: “Who knows, even criminals can achieve wonderful things, if they are given a chance.” She created the Maison Shalom, which has become an island of peace in a strife-torn country. During the genocide of 1993/94, Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse saved thousands of children from death or abduction at great personal risk.

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1000 women for peace

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The NOMINATIONS CRITERIAs for peacewomen.org:

The main criteria that each woman of peace must fulfill can be summarized as follows:

– She employs and promotes active, non-violent responses to conflict situations, structural injustices and inequalities
– Her work is sustainable and long-term
She leads by example, acting with moral courage and responsibility
– Her work is exemplary and worthy of emulation
– She works for the cause of peace and not for political or personal gain
– Her work is transparent and based on tolerance
– She includes and engages with people of different backgrounds and across the conflict divide

Source: reprinted from the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 website. Here go to their search engin:
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Serge Halimi – France

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SOME of the most down-at-heel homes in the remotest villages of West Virginia sport posters for George Bush and Dick Cheney, although their occupants surely do not expect to gain from any further reductions in capital gains tax.

Serge Halimi – France

We see a lot of “We support our troops” signs. We meet a brother and sister in the state capital, Charleston, who will vote Republican for “religious reasons”; yet the brother is a schoolteacher and he has no health insurance.

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Sabina Spielrein – Russia, 1885-1942

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Published in University of Toronto Quarterly – Volume 72 Number 3, Summer 2003 – Sabina Spielrein, 1885-1942: Ronald Hayman, A Life of Jung, New York: W.W. Norton and Company 2001. 522, illustrated. us $35.00 – Reviewed in University of Toronto Quarterly by Linda Munk. Until the publication of The Freud/Jung Letters in 1974, Sabina Spielrein had been forgotten, even in psychoanalytic circles.

Sabina Spielrein – Russia and Switzerland – 1885-1942

Jung to Freud, 4 June 1909: ‘Spielrein is the person I wrote you about. … She was, of course, systematically planning my seduction, which I considered inopportune. Now she is seeking revenge.’

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Armand Mattelart – Belgium

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The Belgian Armand Mattelart, a professor at the University of Paris VIII, is one of the most biting critics of the global monopolies of the communications and cultural industries.

Armand Mattelart – Belgium

How do you see the evolution of public policies on communications around the world? Is governments held hostage by the mass media? The notion itself of “public policies” in the area of communications and culture, as the non-aligned countries demanded of UNESCO a New World Information and Communication Order, during the 1970s, underwent a long journey through the desert in the last decades of the past century.

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Mustafa Yildiz – Turkey / France

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His parents left Turkey in 1972 for work in France. His father learned him work and family as great values. He learned skills with electricity and – when eighteen – found a working place. As he had to do overwork without beeing paid, he started his own enterprise. Receiving no credit from banks, he asked the little community Cenon, near Bordeaux/France for a starting capital, he received 5′000.- Euros.

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Sorry, I can not find any photo of Mustafa Yildiz -  Turkey & France.

Today 25 years old he has 4 employees (two from Turkey, one from Maroc, one French). He believes to rise this year the affair volume and employe 4 more persons.

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