Embark on a risky year-long UN peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.
Discover the story of a courageous, non-violent women’s movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising, known as the first Intifada. One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three.
Follow three Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt’s Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it and the women willing to risk everything.
Discover the story of the Catholic and Protestant women who come together during Northern Ireland’s bloody conflict to form an all-female political party and fight to ensure that human rights, equality and inclusion shape the historic Good Friday Agreement peace deal.
In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombias Pacific southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are fighting to hold onto the gold-rich land that has sustained their community through small-scale mining for centuries. Premieres November 1, 2011
Walk with two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women who are fighting to hold onto the gold-rich land that has sustained their community for centuries. 11/1/2011
Follow three women in Afghanistan who organize to make sure women have a seat at the negotiating table with the Taliban. Tilda Swinton narrates. 10/25/2011
Hear the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war. 10/18/2011
Learn how a group of 16 women who'd been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in a Bosnian town took the witness stand in an international court of law. Matt Damon narrates. 10/11/2011
The daughter of a World War I veteran and the wife of a World War II veteran, Mary Jane Wysor of Wytheville, Virginia, is 93 years young. Blue Ridge PBS talks with this Appalachian elder to find out her views on building long lasting peace.
Sister Denise LaRock is a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and has been working in San Antonio since January 2016. She works with the Interfaith Welcome Coalition (IWC), greeting asylum-seekers at the bus station and providing backpacks with donations from churches. She bases her work on the words of the Bible regarding foreigners.
Three women hold the title of 2019 Peace Laureates in San Antonio: . Rebecca Flores, who has spent most of her adult life championing for worker’s rights; Nickie Valdez, who works for the LGBTQ community in the Catholic Church; and Patricia Castillo, who has tackled domestic violence issues for decades. All three had to learn to lead and make a difference.
The road to peace is built by teachers of peace, and one of those teachers is Sister Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, a professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Kirk teaches peace based on theology, and speaks from her own decades of peace building around the world.
Dr. Grace Edwards is Professor Emerita of Appalachian Studies and English at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. She talks with Blue Ridge PBS about the strength of Appalachian women and their ability to deal with conflict and create harmony.
Egyptian native and single mom Mai Dahshan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She shares her thoughts with Blue Ridge PBS on living in peace with yourself and others.