On the second day of their visit, the Elders met Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad in Ramallah. On their way to the West Bank, they stopped at the Qalandia checkpoint, where hundreds of Palestinians line up daily to cross into Israel under tight security. There they met Zaina who has made the crossing many times to go to school. Zaina joined other young Palestinians in conversation with the Elders later in the day to express their frustrations with the current situation and their hopes for peace.
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Desmond Tutu shares his words of encouragement for those fighting for what they believe to be right.
On the first day of their visit to the Middle East, the Elders visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and paid tribute to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. In a lively meeting with a diverse group of young people from all over Israel, the Elders heard of the hope that unites them, and of the frustrations they have about their society.
Ela Bhatt argues that the work of women must be recognised, recorded and enhanced if poverty is ever to be tackled effectively.
Desmond Tutu answers questions from supporters all over the world in this webcast, streamed live on the Elders' website in 2009.
Lakhdar Brahimi argues that when men treat their wives as their equal, they will only gain.
Gro Brundtland argues that there is an indirect disregard for the health and suffering of women and girls. If men were dying at terrible this rate, more would have happened earlier.
Desmond Tutu calls on men and boys to value the women in their community and to treat them with respect.
Graça Machel and Mary Robinson state that though women are brutalised in conflict, they are not victims; they are actors for change.
Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi argue that women must be included in the peace-building process.