LAKE GENEVA, Wis., March 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Straight from the frontlines in Gaza, Pakistan, Egypt, and Iraq, they are women peace builders who are changing the world one step at a time, in the midst of an unprecedented degree of war, revolution and strife besieging their communities every day. And despite a chorus of naysayers about their prospects for real peace, the women utilize their passion to fuel their work, while American women from every conceivable socio-economic background step up to listen to and learn from them. This all takes place in the safe virtual space called The Global Room for Women, the first-ever scalable platform that provides American women access to real time, direct conversations, by phone, with an array of diverse women living in developing countries and war-torn regions who are changing the landscape for women and girls' lives. Speakers from the Middle East who are appearing in an upcoming teleconference series have been referred by CODEPINK.
"We designed The Global Room for Women to be convenient and easily adapted to a woman's busy schedule, whether she's a teacher, an executive or a soccer mom. We invite women to take a step outside their comfort zone, come as they are, when their schedules permit. All they need to do is pick up the telephone and an entire global community of women is waiting to engage with them," says GRW founder Linda Higdon. "The real beauty of this model is that we bring women from far-reaching areas of the world directly to busy U.S. women and can include hundreds of women across the country on each call, while creating an intimate experience through small breakout conversations. This is something they would never otherwise have access to. There is nothing like this out there for American women," adds Higdon.
Although these women may not be visible in the Western media news cycle, they are working under the radar to make real change from the bottom up. "We are continually amazed at the degree to which women on each side of the conversation are benefitting from listening to the experience of the other," adds Higdon.
Who are these women who are so driven by a fierce determination to build peace?
Members pay a small fee ($16-32) per series of calls and there is no limit to how many they can attend. Each woman chooses her experience and there is no pressure to do more than listen. After each call many engage with each other as a living global community of women. Through "My Global Room", our social networking space, they live chat after each call, organize, or keep the conversation going. Through Maestro technology, we provide members one another's contact information. Our site provides and supports actions, initiatives, projects, resources, and success stories which are emerging continuously within the community. To learn more about the upcoming roster of speakers or to register, click here http://www.globalroomforwomen.com/the-speakers.html. Visit our site at www.globalroomforwomen.com.
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