Women and peace: a peaceful demonstration

WOMEN AND PEACE: A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION

Introduction

It is said that one persistent difference between the genders across cultures is attitudes towards violence. Women are less interested in it and less probable to be violent. Do you agree with it? You can read this text to know more.

The fact is that many women around the world gather in order to defend the ideal of peace. There are many different groups of women which work together for that purpose, building networks and giving peace a chance.

Task

You are members of a pacifist group of women and have to organize a peaceful demonstration for a fair cause.

The final task is to role-play a peaceful demonstration and hand in a leaflet with your statements in favour of your chosen fair cause.

Process

You will have to choose a group among the following:

  • Women in Black
  • Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
  • Coalition of Women for a Just Peace
  • Code Pink
  • Rawa

The final task is to role-play a peaceful demonstration and hand in a leaflet with your statements in favour of your chosen fair cause.

To prepare it, you should read the provided websites and decide on several issues:

  • What you are fighting for and your main ideas (peace, freedom, feminism, against war in Iraq, against violence in general, for the government of a particular country, etc.)
  • How you demonstrate in public (EG: in silence, shouting slogans, wearing a particular colour, etc)

Resources / Websites for reference:

Women in Black

http://www.womeninblack.org/

http://www.womeninblack.org.uk/

http://www.nodo50.org/mujeresred/mdn-h.htm

Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothers_of_the_Plaza_de_Mayo

http://www.yendor.com/vanished/madres.html

http://www.madres.org/

Coalition of Women for a Just Peace

http://coalitionofwomen.org/home/english

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_of_Women_for_a_Just_Peace

Code Pink

http://www.codepink4peace.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Pink

http://elproyectomatriz.wordpress.com/2007/10/25/movimiento-codepink-por-la-verdad/

Rawa

http://www.rawa.org/index.php

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAWA

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