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Women’s Peace Collection

Investing in women is the basis for prosperity and peace in our world, and the Women’s Peace Collection is doing its part. Each item in this online, fair trade store speaks to this hopeful vision: women’s hands are a force for peace. Owned by Sue Fish, a DFW member in Great Barrington, MA, the site sells jewelry, scarves, bags and more made by women from around the world who are rebuilding their lives in the shadows of war, civil strife or crippling poverty. All the products are handcrafted, sustainable and will help empower women entrepreneurs. Dining for Women will receive 10 percent of the regular price of items purchased through this link or by mentioning Dining for Women in the “Note to Women’s Peace Collection” of your cart. Offer expires 2/28/18.

100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women

Small investments can go a long way in the developing world. Author and DFW Chapter Leader Betsy Teutsch shares 100 successful, proven ways to fight poverty. The book includes actions individuals can take to help. Several DFW-supported programs are featured, including Gardens for Health International, Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), Midwives for Haiti, One Acre Fund, and Stove Team. Dining for Women will receive 30 percent of the purchase price (minus transaction fees) when you order your copy of 100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women through this link. Books will be signed by the author and will come with a bookmark listing the DFW programs highlighted. Multiple books can be shipped together by special arrangement.

$29.95

Offer expires 12/31/17

Books

Fiction

And the Mountains Echoed

A Thousand Splendid Suns

From Sahar: All three books by Khaled Hosseini “The Kite Runner,” “And the Mountains Echoed,” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” give insights into the life of Afghanistan in new and compelling ways.

Non-Fiction

The Envoy

From Sahar: Zalmay Khalilzad grew up in a traditional family in the ancient city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. As a teenager, Khalilzad spent a year as an exchange student in California, where after some initial culture shocks he began to see the merits of America’s very different way of life. In his book “The Envoy” he journals his journey from Afghanistan to the White House.

Films

Osama

From Sahar: “Osama” is the story of a girl who is dressed as a boy during the Taliban regime in order to do her household chores. Available on DVD and Amazon Streaming.

The Patience Stone

From Sahar: “The Patience Stone,” which is based on a novel with the same title, tackles the story of a young woman in her thirties who watches over her older husband who is reduced to a vegetative state because of a bullet in his neck. Available on DVD and Amazon Streaming.

Music

Ahmad Zahir  

From Sahar: Ahamd Zahir was known as the Afghan Elvis Presley.

Aryana Sayeed 

From Sahar: Aryana Sayeed is a judge on “The Voice” and “Afghan Satar,” an equivalent show to American Idol. She is constantly critiqued because of the way she dresses in a traditional society like Afghanistan and because of her way of dressing in her concerts around the world. She usually has international tours where she travels around the world and gives concerts to Afghans living abroad. She was given the title of Afghan Madonna for her popularity among Afghans.