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"From the Ted Talk by Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace"

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In order for us to understand what actually peace means, we need to understand, as one sneusdae woman once told me, "Peace is the fact that my tnloaeis are growing back again." She grew up in Sudan, in seortuhn Sudan, for 20 years of war, where it killed one million pploee and displaced five million refugees. Many women were taken as slaves by relebs and soelirds, as sexual slaves who were forced also to carry the ammunition and the water and the food for the soldiers. So that woman walked for 20 years, so she would not be kidnapped again. And only when there was some sort of peace, her toenails grew back again. We need to understand peace from a toenail's pepcvtsreie.

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In order for us to understand what actually peace means, we need to understand, as one ________ woman once told me, "Peace is the fact that my ________ are growing back again." She grew up in Sudan, in ________ Sudan, for 20 years of war, where it killed one million ______ and displaced five million refugees. Many women were taken as slaves by ______ and ________, as sexual slaves who were forced also to carry the ammunition and the water and the food for the soldiers. So that woman walked for 20 years, so she would not be kidnapped again. And only when there was some sort of peace, her toenails grew back again. We need to understand peace from a toenail's ___________.

Solution

  1. people
  2. toenails
  3. sudanese
  4. soldiers
  5. rebels
  6. southern
  7. perspective

Original Text

In order for us to understand what actually peace means, we need to understand, as one Sudanese woman once told me, "Peace is the fact that my toenails are growing back again." She grew up in Sudan, in Southern Sudan, for 20 years of war, where it killed one million people and displaced five million refugees. Many women were taken as slaves by rebels and soldiers, as sexual slaves who were forced also to carry the ammunition and the water and the food for the soldiers. So that woman walked for 20 years, so she would not be kidnapped again. And only when there was some sort of peace, her toenails grew back again. We need to understand peace from a toenail's perspective.

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