Welcome to the blog of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. We hope to keep you updated on our work and to share our thoughts and visions with you.
With this first entry on our blog, we begin our internet discussions on what we are planning in Jaipur, India, next March.
As we organize numerous discussions around the world in preparation for the Jaipur Summit, “Making Way for the Feminine for the Benefit of the World Community,” we have come to realize more profoundly that the goal of this gathering is really captured in the second part of the title — for the benefit of the world community. The inspiration that is calling us together is the drive for global transformation — the realization that we need to transform our way of relating to other cultures and to the natural world around us, rethink the way we are educating our young and the type of leadership needed to guide us forward, and we must rethink our understanding of progress — what we want our world to be in 10, 20, 50 years. The priorities of women are different from those that have led us thus far, and we must together consider how we can enable new priorities around compassion, love and nonviolence to become the predominant forces in our societies.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts as we create and then work to realize the vision for what we can accomplish together in Jaipur, India next March.Â
Dena Merriam, FounderÂ & Convener, The Global Peace Initiative of Women