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WomenRise for Global Peace on 11-11

Your Call to Action.

This call for both women and men transcends all politics, cultures and religions.

As humans we are all impacted by the horrors plaguing our world which are promoted by focusing on our differences without recognizing our interconnectedness.
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Your Call to Action.

This call for both women and men transcends all politics, cultures and religions.

As humans we are all impacted by the horrors plaguing our world which are promoted by focusing on our differences without recognizing our interconnectedness.
WomenRise for Global Peace

Women Strike on 11-11

A worldwide day to raise consciousness and stand up to proclaim that:

· We can live in celebration and respect for all life and all love.

· The power of our individual choices to be peaceful does change the world.

· We can promote peace as a world solution more effectively than others promote war.

Join us on 11-11-02 and beyond

Your Call to Action.

This call for both women and men transcends all politics, cultures and religions.

As humans we are all impacted by the horrors plaguing our world which are promoted by focusing on our differences without recognizing our interconnectedness.

WomenRise for Global Peace was birthed by a small group of women in the home of a 94 year old woman.

She remembers when she was ten years old and was filled with an incredible joy of celebrating 11-11-1918, Armistice Day, the end of World War I.

The joy was that 11-11 was the end of the war that was promised to be the end all wars. Let us fulfill that promise!

Why Women?

The qualities of nurturing, kindness, caring, dignity, integrity, and loving one another are innate in both women and men. Our cultures have ignored the value of these qualities and have attributed them primarily to women.

Therefore it is time for women to come forward with these qualities that they know and live so well.

Women contribute fully 2/3 of the work in the world.

Women constitute over 51% of the population.

What an impact we can have if we all think peace together, be peace together and act peace together on the same day!

As women we have been led to believe we were powerless, therefore we were powerless.

We are powerful; our work output and numbers can demand and create the changes that are desperately needed.

As women, we have to do many things in our lives when we don’t know how to do them.

Yet we know they have to be done, so we set our intentions and accomplish our goals.

As women we also know we can work together — we jump to immediate action in a crisis for our family, friends and neighbors during illness, natural disaster or direct attack.

Our world is in extreme crisis with all the wars and the philosophy of greed as a virtue.

Let us consciously invest our power in that which will bring joy, peace, and prosperity to all.

Suggested Actions

• Spend the day, or any part of the day, celebrating our interconnections instead of working (as long as you are not put at personal risk or extreme economic hardship).

• Gather peacefully in your town center,
on your block or in your living room.
Invite others to gather with you or if you
can’t gather, hold this action in your heart.
Keep it simple, human and meaningful.

• Wear purple.

• Ring bells at 12 noon in your town.

• Light a candle in your window on 11-11.

• Greet everyone you encounter with respect.

• Be the peace you wish to see in the world.

• Send this to 10+ people. Ask them to do the same.

• Create a local fund for women who cannot afford to take a day off.

Let us all, women and men, join together on 11-11 in the streets and in spirit, to make the transformation we know in our hearts is needed for us to survive and thrive. The time is Now.

In the spirit of celebration, we strike the tone of how we want to live. Fear is a strategy to keep us powerless.

Let us not fall victim to it any longer. Let our strength of numbers and depth of commitment show the world we must change now.

_www.WomenRise.org

Nobel Plea for Justice

"To survive in the world ... we must learn to think in a new way. As never before, the future of each depends on the goodness of all."

Nobel Laureates, Nobel Peace Prize Centennial Symposium, December 6, 2001

Women Strike on 11-11

What Do We Want?

• A new agenda that asks different questions.

• Real peace talks.

• True leaders who promote freedom, equality, and sister-brother-hood.

• Local, national and international policies to insure safety, peace & harmony among all the peoples of the world.

• To understand that we the people have the power to create peace.

• The space and time to know we are not alone—to be aware of the many others who want peace.

Why Participate on 11-11?

This is a simple action that everyone can do, with little funding or planning, and most importantly the only affiliation needed is to be a member of the human race who wants peace.

For hundreds of generations the political, social, religious, civic and economic activities and theories have not been able to stop the many horrors in our world.

This strike for peace is not presenting any specific philosophy except that we are all human and we are all affected by the insanity.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and thinking the results will be different.

We must live that change and announce it to the world.

Gandhi and Martin Luther King achieved change — we are the change. A day gathering in celebration and resting from work will ignite this change.

When people can hold the vision of a world where all basic human needs are met, they change their lives.

When enough people do this, the world changes.

Reach & Impact of Women

The goal is to have individuals and groups worldwide from all walks of life, cultures, and religions, from all political, civic, and social affiliations to spread the word and participate on 11-11-02, and beyond as needed.

The more people in communities worldwide who participate in small and large groups, and notify the press in their area, the more effective we will be in achieving our goal of peace.

Please let us know what you’re doing through our web site or by writing.

Send your links to like-hearted activities, organizations, and thoughts.

We are aware of how many want peace.

Let us share our visions of peace, get to know each other, act together and live in peace together.

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