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Hillary Clinton on the Importance of Women at the Peace Table: ‘Negotiations Are Less Likely to Fail’

Women and girls must be a cornerstone of American global leadership, Hillary Clinton said during her speech at Georgetown University – and that’s especially important when it comes to peacemaking.

As Clinton was speaking to the importance of women’s involvement in international politics, she cited research that said “peace negotiations [and] agreements are less likely to fail and more likely to last.” This was prefaced with a not-subtle dig at President Donald Trump.

“Here I go again, talking about research, evidence, and facts,” Clinton said as the audience laughed and applauded.

Data from United Nations Women supports Clinton’s point: A global study from 2015 found that women’s participation increases the probability of a peace agreement lasting at least two years by 20%. Researchers analyzed 40 peace processes that have taken place since the Cold War, and there was a much higher chance of reaching a peace agreement when women were able to have a strong influence over negotiations.

Women have also historically brought coalitions to the peace table, Clinton said, in order to build a consensus. That, she countered, was not to say women were inherently more peaceful than me – that stereotype “belongs in the alternative reality.” Pause for applause.

Since Trump won the election, there’s been an upswing of women getting involved with politics on both a local and international level. As Fortune previously reported, the average share of women in parliament rose 6.5 points between 2015 and 2016 worldwide, going from 22.6% to 23.3%.

While the percentage of women in parliament has nearly doubled in the 20 years, it only translates to 22% of women in parliament today, according to the UN. The Trump administration’s response to this has been underwhelming, with a report showing only four of his cabinet members are women.

Outside of leadership roles, Trump has proposed cuts for global funding and treating, the New York Times reports. Clinton took note of this during her speech, suggesting that these cuts “would be a blow to women and children and a grave mistake for our country.”

“So we have to ask, will we be left behind or will we continue to lead the way?” Clinton asked toward the end of her speech. “I hope the answer is that we will do whatever it takes to make our country and the world stronger and more secure.”

I totally agree that women and every person needs to be completely involved in the peace process.

Think Pink Live in Peace

The Founder

Pink For Peace

Author Joyce Meyer wrote;  Discipline enables you to think first and act second.

500,000 attend Barcelona peace march….

More than 500,000 people hold flowers in Barcelona’s Plaza Catalonia during a demonstration condemning the attacks that killed 15 people last week in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Aug. 17-18 in Barcelona and Cambrils that also left more than 120 injured. Eight suspects are dead and four more under investigation, two of them in jail.

People of the world are united in the fact that we all want to live at peace. As more people become united in pink the message of peace will become instilled in people’s hearts and become a way of life not just a fleeting thought.

The Founder

Pink For Peace

 

 

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This woman takes selfies with her street harassers…

Everyone reacts differently to being catcalled. While some are horrified and demand an apology, others prefer to ignore it and keep walking. But one woman adopted a unique approach to the men who objectify her: She decided to take a selfie with each of them.

Read The whole story HERE

 

I read this story and immediately was in agreement with her. Cat calling can be very degrading to the woman it is directed at. People who do this really ought to have more respect themselves and for other people.

Personally I do not do this. I have more respect for my self than to stoop to that level. Now don’t get me wrong some women do catch my eye but my thoughts do not get sexual about it.  I appreciate they way they look. I have even seen men on occasion that are really good looking.. But I do not want to date them nor do I voice my appreciation of or dislike of any person I see.  Lets be honest here not all of us have the Brad Pitt, Ivanka Trump Blessing as far as looks go. But it is not for us to hold that against then or feel lesser of a person. But to appreciate that we all have differences and that our differences make the world a more interesting place.

Think Pink for a better life in this world

Pink For Peace My Friend

The Founder

 

President Trump’s ‘sovereignty’ talk was what the UN needed to hear

Here are excerpts From President Trumps speech to the United Nations.

Trump’s critics misrepresent the speech and misunderstand the nationalist vision that Trump was setting out. He didn’t defend a valueless international relativism.

“The Marshall Plan,” he said, “was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent and free.”

He said, repeatedly, that we want “strong and independent nations” committed to promoting “security, prosperity and peace.” And we look for nations “to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.”

Trump’s standards aren’t drawn out of thin air. A consistent nationalist believes in the right of every nation to govern itself. Moreover, modern nationalism developed alongside the idea of popular sovereignty — i.e., the people have the right to rule, and the state is their agent, not the other way around. This is why the rise of nationalism was the worst thing to happen to dynastic rulers in Europe.

Trump’s core claim that “the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition” is indubitably correct; it is what makes self-government possible. Given the choice between being governed by imperial center or transnational authorities, the people of almost every nation will choose — and fight if necessary — to govern themselves. (See the American Revolution.)

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I took from this that if all nations respect the sovereignty of each other nation. And the government of each nation represents and respects the interest of their people. That the world will be a safer better place for all people.

“Respect” is the buzz word here. Every person has beliefs and feelings and national norms that can be different from the beliefs and national norms of people from other countries. That should be a good thing. It makes all individuals unique. It makes each country unique. It keeps us all from being duplicated drones with the personality of a pencil. Why spend the time to travel to another country if it is just a duplicate of the one you live in? Embracing the differences country to country. Embracing the differences of one person to another is what will bring this world to a peaceful existence.

All people are created equal and have just as much right to live a safe, happy and rewarding life as each other person.

Respect each other and embrace our differences and we all will live in a world at peace. Period!

That’s what I got out of President Trump’s speech. What did you get?

The Founder

Pink For Peace

This Story Really Touched Me..

‘Dumped on my death bed’: Man ‘dumps’ wife days after she’s paralysed by stroke

A mum-of-four ‘dumped’ by her husband days after being paralysed by a stroke has found love again with the personal trainer who helped her recover.

Riona Kelly, 37, was left paralysed from the waist down following a spinal stroke and was told she would never walk again.

After just five days in hospital, she claims her husband Richard – who she had been with for 14 years – requested a divorce.

But the mum from Halifax, West Yorkshire, fought on, taking her first steps eight weeks later – and has since found love with her personal trainer, Keith Mason, 35.

Read The full story HERE

I was saddened when I read the headline, I was happy that she is making it through this and has found happiness, I was mad at the fact that her husband left her at the worst moment in her life.. And my resolve to continue my work with pink for peace is stronger than ever. We as as people have to have more compassion for one another. And treat each other in a more civilized manner.  Any changes we feel compelled to make in our lives do not have to be accomplished at the expense of others.

The Founder

Pink For peace.. Keith and Riona

Keith and Riona after being together 11 months.

Have You Ever Said This To Yourself?

Sit back a moment relax and let your mind clear. Then say this to yourself: ” I Believe In Me”

I believe in me

  Then make a mental note of how that made you feel. How your mood may have changed. Did it inspire you in some way?

Self talk is very important to your own well being. Because it is how we feel about ourselves that has so much influence on everything we think and do. When I get up in the morning no matter how I feel at that moment.  I give thanks for the new day ahead of me. Personally I too have been through some rough patches in my life and have dreaded each new day because I just knew that it would be as dreadful as yesterday.  Many People have experienced a time in there life where it seems that every decision they make seems to get them farther from where we want to be. At these times it is real easy to give into the situation and just let the feeling of our self being no good and unable to get anything right take over our mindset. When a person lets this happen they put themselves on the sidelines of life.

Positive self talk no matter what the situation is, will allow you a more open mind to see your way through what ever is going on in your life.  With a more open mind you will be able to understand more about the situation and what you need to do to deal with it. Negative self talk will pull you away from what is happening and basically avoid the situation.

I believe in myself, But over time through self analysis and trial and error I have a fuller understanding of my abilities and limitations. For instance I do not have a sense of negative self worth because I am not a pro football player. When I was was younger I never was very good at playing football and did not have the desire to become better. But I could ride a wheelie on my bike for a full city block. Even though a friend of mine finally road a wheelie a block and a half and beat my record. I  was satisfied with my accomplishment of one block and felt good for his hard work to accomplish setting a new record. But did not feel good for him at the expense of feeling negative for myself.

Positive self talk goes hand in hand with a deeper understanding of our own abilities and our desires as to what we feel comfortable with and like doing.  Hey I am completely happy being a spectator and watching the New England Patriots Play a game.

If you believe in yourself and have a decent understanding of your present abilities. You can be happier at whatever it is your desire to do.

The Founder

Pink For Peace

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A simple Spoken Word can do so much.

I was just browsing through different blogs on Tumblr one day and came up a truly relaxing blog with different nature pictures on it.  The name of the blog is Rustic-Charm. I was just clicking on one to the next kinda mindlessly and the below image popped onto the screen. As I sat there looking at it a wave of realization came over me, as I realized that this simple word pictured in front of me had the power to make so many changes to so many different things.

Forgive

  Forgive, So simple and yet so powerful.  The other day I asked my teenage daughter to do something she said she would. Later I asked her if she got it done and with that look of oops on her face she said no I forgot. I stood there a second pondering and then I just said I forgive you.  She looked back at me and just said thank you and went to do what she had forgotten. The feeling I got at that moment is what inspired me to put all this into words.

This was the same situation that many parents I am sure have repeated over and over again with their teenager. And I am guilty to as to what so often is the case harsh words are exchanged for their seemingly never ending forgetfulness. But this time was different the speaking of this simple word made the situation a non interruption to each of us. In even had the effect of lifting our spirits.

Pink for peace is founded on the simple philosophy that if you inspire people to change how they see themselves and see others in the world. That as a combined effort we the people will make the world a more peaceful place by simply reacting to all things in life in a less harsh, non judgmental manner. And a simple word of forgiveness spoken can start a wave of change in each of us.

Try It..

The Founder

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The Greatest Sin Is A Life Un-Lived

“A Blessing of Solitude” – John O’Donohue

 Thoughts From Rev. Katie M. Ladd

With all that is going on in the world, I thought of this poem by John O’Donohue. Found in his book “Anam Cara” in the section “One of the Greatest Sins is the Unlived Life,” he writes:

“The shape of each soul is different. There is a secret destiny for each person. When you endeavor to repeat what others have done or force yourself into a preset mold, you betray your individuality. We need to return to the solitude within, to find again the dream that lies at the hearth of the soul. We need to feel the dream with the wonder of a child approaching a threshold of discovery. When we rediscover our childlike nature, we enter into a world of gentle possibility. Consequently, we will find ourselves more frequently at that place, at the place of ease, delight, and celebration. The false burdens fall away. We come into rhythm with ourselves. Our clay shape gradually learns to walk beautifully on this magnificent earth” (124-125).

To help us find that “world of gentle possibility” and to help our clay shapes “walk beautifully on this magnificent earth,” he gives us this poem:

A Blessing of Solitude
-John O’Donohue

May you recognize in your life the presence, power, and light of your soul.
May you realize that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.
May you have respect for you own individuality and difference.
May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique, that
you have a special destiny here,
that behind the facade of your life there is something
beautiful, good, and eternal happening.
May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride,
and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.

This was posted By  Rev Katie M Ladd    HERE!
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