One Thousand Women for Peace
By Kamla Bhasin, India Together.
For those of us involved in the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize initiative, the process itself has been a journey of and for peace. Connecting locally and globally with like-minded people has strengthened our resolve and energized.
For us, this initiative has also been about fighting cynicism and defeatism. It is about fighting the debilitating TINA (There Is No Alternative) syndrome. It is about saying — in Pablo Neruda's words — "They can destroy all the flowers there are, but they cannot stop the spring from coming."