The Ripple Effect by Trish Vessey

by Allison Wilbur on February 21, 2011

The Ripple Effect by Trish Vessey

The Ripple Effect

Trish Vessey

Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada

Because of the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, I thought this quilt, of the pond and drop of water creating a ripple effect, is a representation of not only one person, but several women coming together, being strong and reaching out, rippling out to all women of the world everywhere.  Just one drop can ripple out and help foster gender equality and empowerment of women.

“Women have the potential to add immense value to peace processes and negotiations. The women I worked with brought tolerance, compassion, forgiveness, and practical solutions that are the basic tenets of reconciliation. In the Somali process, women often represented and spoke for the silent majority; for the unarmed civilians, who are mainly women and children.”

Asha Hagi Elmi Amin, 2009

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