THIS CAMPAIGN: The Connection Point Dialogues
Founded in 2002, Peace X Peace serves 20,000 women in 125 countries. Our programs promote gender equity and peacebuilding through leadership development, mentorship, public policy, and intercultural dialogue. We give strength and unity to women’s voices and dynamic trainings to engage them as peacemakers within their countries. Peace X Peace collaborates with the United Nations, fosters international peacebuilding, increases trust and reduces stereotypes across cultural and religious boundaries worldwide.
We serve as a first tier publisher for women around the world whose voices would not be heard otherwise. And, we have a history of bringing women around the world together in dialogue to overcome stereotypes and bridge cultural misunderstandings. In 2006 we hosted the Women’s Global Roundtable that brought together 20 women from three African countries, four countries in the Middle EAst and three Asian countries in private facilitated conversations; we created a handbook of best practices for cross cultural dialogues based on this experience. In 2007 we hosted in-person dialogue among an equal number of Israeli and Palestinian women, again private and facilitated to discuss their vision of peace for their region.
The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates partnered with Peace X Peace by providing seed funding for the launch of The Connection Point initiative in January 2011, which works to break down stereotypes and misunderstandings between Arab, Muslim, and Western women. The Connection Point initiative works to develop women’s leadership skills as international emissaries of peace and cultural exchange.
This Campaign has been developed specifically to address a growing global need for person to person dialogue. The Connection Point Dialogues is a program that utilizes videoconferencing to facilitate vital cross-cultural discussions between women from Arab, Muslim, and Western communities around the world. The demand for the Connection Point Dialogues from women around the world has been exceptional. Currently, we have a waiting list of 100 women who would like to join our spring 2013 online dialogues.
Our Indiegogo campaign goal is to raise $15,000 in order to acquire technology and staffing to develop this program and assure women’s leadership and participation as part of a global community of peacebuilders. The program is in its pilot stage, and currently serves about 20 women. However, based on word of mouth referrals, we have a waiting list of over 100 women who are eager to join our dialogues. In order for us to handle this larger capacity, we need to upgrade our software and expand our team so that we can meet the demands of our members!
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