The full equality in all fields of endeavor between women and men is one of the most important prerequisites for peace. Injustice against half the world’s population promotes harmful attitudes and habits among the other half. When evident in everyday interactions and relationships, feminine values and qualities – such as compassion, nurturance, cooperation, and empathy – move us closer to peace.
Reflect on a time in your life when either feminine values and qualities prevailed, or gender equality was played out in a direct way in a social setting. Tell this three-part story of the circumstances involved, what enabled this expression of gender equality to come about, and what resulted from this experience of equality.