Makepeace Wwfjuly204


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A short speech and presentation at the first Peace Meeting of Women without Frontiers Organization, held in Rhodes, Greece on July 2, 2004.

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Makepeace Wwfjuly204

  1. 1. Women without Frontiers (WwF) Peace Meeting Rhodes 2-3 July, 2004 “ Make Peace not War” A Presentation, by Buthaina Al-Othman Saturday, July 3, 2004 Rhodes, Greece
  2. 2. How Can WwF Make Peace Possible in the Future? (1) <ul><ul><li>Promote peace through good communication among members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage & support serious efforts aiming at peace everywhere in the globe </li></ul></ul>Saturday, July 3, 2004 Rhodes, Greece
  3. 3. How Can WwF Make Peace Possible in the Future? (2) <ul><ul><li>WwF is a great place for women from all cultures in the world to meet and communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civilized conversations can prevent fighting and create good chances for cultural collaboration, cooperation, and mutual understanding that lead to peace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good Education is essential to teach the new and future generations to make peace not war </li></ul></ul></ul>Saturday, July 3, 2004 Rhodes, Greece
  4. 4. WwF’s Possible Collaborative & Cooperative Peace Projects (1) <ul><ul><li>Some Suggested Immediate Actions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call on your governments to improve, or modify, or completely change current educational systems that produce ‘consumers’ or ‘followers’. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call on your governments to start using new educational programs that encourage collaboration and cooperation among children and learners in general through the use of teaching and learning strategies with critical thinking, like those based on the teaching method and approach of the Greek Philosopher, Socrates. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call on your governments to think seriously, if they have not yet, of using new technology in schools. This new technology can help systems produce discoverers and long-life learners who are tolerant, patient, flexible, creative, able to avoid wars and make peace in the new IT age of the 21 st century. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Saturday, July 3, 2004 Rhodes, Greece
  5. 5. WwF’s Possible Collaborative & Cooperative Peace Projects (2) <ul><ul><li>Some Suggestions & Recommendations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Members of WwF can continue meeting not only face-to-face but online also to strengthen friendly relationships. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Since WwF has a multicultural nature, it can be an ideal virtual environment attracting new members from all over the world. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a WwF Online Community won’t cost extra expense. Text and audio communication tools are available on the Internet, free of charge for the whole world; such as, Yahoo Groups. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are many online groups and communities currently exist for different kinds of purpose. See an example of Communities of Practice, (CoP) for ESL/EFL educators and professionals from all over the world : Webheads’ CoP Website Webheads’ CoP Yahoo Group </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Saturday, July 3, 2004 Rhodes, Greece
  6. 6. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>WwF’s Possible Peace Promoting Projects , in the Near Future: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a WwF Yahoo Group to continue our talk, work, and Friendship. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish WwF in Kuwait </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information, contact: Buthaina Al Othman </li></ul><ul><li>EFL Instructor & Webhead in Action </li></ul><ul><li>ELU/Faculty of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwait University </li></ul><ul><li>Email: buthaina_3 at </li></ul><ul><li>Homepage: </li></ul>Saturday, July 3, 2004 Rhodes, Greece