9/11 Stories: September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Prepares for Ten Year Anniversary

As we approach the ten year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Tides project September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is commemorating this date with a renewed call for compassionate, just, and nonviolent solutions in the face of war and terrorism.  As Peaceful Tomorrows reminds us, "Ten years since the attacks of 9/11, it is more pressing than ever that we on this shared earth learn the vital lessons of how to live together peacefully."

As part of this commemoration, the group has been collecting videos...

Liberia: Surviving Gender-Based Violence

One of our projects at Tides, Women’s Rights International (WRI), works with women in conflict situations to document human rights violations. The director, Shana Swiss lived in Monrovia for many years during the 90’s and worked closely with Rosana Schaack (“Rosie”). I spoke to Shana before I left and she put me in touch with Rosie. I had a chance to meet Rosie on Monday.

With WRI, Rosie worked with Shana and others to document the war experiences of women from 1990 – 1994 in the greater Monrovia area. In 1996,...