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Exciting Updates to the World Pulse Community Website

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We’re at the beginning of a series of exciting changes to our website! These changes are designed to make it easier to find what you're looking for, and they highlight the most important aspects of our website: you, your voices, and your leadership.

New Community Leadership Roles

The World Pulse team has been working and strategizing behind the scenes on ways to more formally recognize the voluntary leadership of some of our active community members.

Today we are proud to announce the launch of the Community Listener and Community Translator roles! These members are helping to create a supportive and engaging community culture at World Pulse by reading, commenting, and translating. They are vital in helping us reach our mission of lifting and uniting women's voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Please join me in extending a big "Thank you!" to the Listeners and Translators!

Additional roles in the Community Leadership Program are in development and will be announced through our blog. If you are interested in contributing your leadership to any of the roles currently available please contact Scott Beck, Online Community Manager, via private message, or leave a comment below!

PulseWire is Getting a New Name!

When we originally chose the name "PulseWire" in 2007 we wanted to show that we were the newswire for access to grassroots women leaders' voices, on the Pulse of women's issues around the world.

Since then, our online network has become much more than we imagined. Not only has it become a vibrant source of voices and news from the ground, but it has also become a connected, supportive community that is changing lives.

Over time, we have found that the name "PulseWire" is confusing for people coming to our site. To eliminate confusion and more clearly communicate our purpose, World Pulse will begin to transition the name "PulseWire" toward the more easily understood term "World Pulse community".

These changes won't happen over night, but you may start to see the term disappear from some familiar spots. Eventually "PulseWire" will be a fond piece of history, only existing in memory. What will stay for a long time to come though is the supportive, nurturing online community that we've built together over the last six years!

Topic and Region Hub Pages Alpha

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the content on our website? With over 19,000 members, there are many conversations happening at once. It’s a lot to keep up with! To help, we are introducing one topic page and one region page. Nothing about the online community you are used to will go away. You can still use our website the same way you always have, connect in the same way you always have—but now there are two new ways to more easily find what you want!

Our First Topic Page: Gender-Based Violence

Last year we wrapped up our successful Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, which united your stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership to advance the end of gender-based violence. But the work isn’t done yet and the conversation never stopped on World Pulse. We are now thrilled to have a hub to continue highlighting the voices of grassroots leaders and sharing resources and solutions for this pressing global issue. Keep raising your voice!

Want your content to appear on this page? Check the “Gender-Based Violence” box on relevant posts.


Our First Region Page: Democratic Republic of Congo

From the vision of World Pulse member and correspondent Neema Namadamu, to a bustling media center in Bukavu, the Mama Shujaa Hero Women of Congo have emerged to put the voices of Congo women on the map, make their dreams and struggles known, and to work together across differences to drive international policy. Today the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most active regions in our global network and the women of DRC are a rising force in the world. Join the movement!

Want your content to appear on this page? Tag relevant posts “DRC”.

What's an Alpha?

"Alpha" is a tech term for the first version or draft of a new piece of software—or in our case, a webpage. We need your input to make our website great! We hope you will help us make these Topic and Region pages work for you.

Thank you for being with us as we make these changes. We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on all of these changes. Please share any feedback in the comments!

Comments

Starland's picture

Happy news

Sounds very exciting indeed. You people are the best!
hugs
K-lee

K-lee Starland, Ph.D.

mrbeckbeck's picture

Thanks!

Thanks K-lee! So thankful you're a part of us. I smile looking up at the word "Community" in the navigation menu now actually... it conveys the heart of who we are!

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

PRINCESSE MULUZINYERE's picture

merci

merci pour cette nouvelle intéressante! ce nom devient le plus en plus compréhensif
"communautaire"
ensemble nous serons en ligne!

Princesse

HOPE tOWELA's picture

Very Intersting News

This is so nice, the new name sounds great ! cause it embraces everyone reguardles of who you are.

We are all one and belong to one Community.

Hope.TMT

lydiagcallano's picture

Very appropriate!

The World Pulse Community is great new name. "World" denotes the global nature of this platform, "Pulse" of course expresses the life and passion of the intents, and "Community" gives it a tone of oneness among its members.

I agree that the name PulseWire may not be seen anymore but it shall be gently etched in our hearts forever.

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

Precious M's picture

Forward ever

"World Pulse community" is easier to understand.
And really, the women of DRC are a rising force in the world.
I am amazed by the number of them that register regularly in the World Pulse community.
Good job!

Precious

My pen speaks

Mukut's picture

Great!

This is great, but honestly I am going to miss "pulsewire' a little, our old friend. But, World Pulse community, is much easier to understand.

Looking forward to all the changes and embracing them with open heart !

Love,

Mukut Ray

Anuarite's picture

c'est très intéressant cette

c'est très intéressant cette nouvelle! avec le mot "communauté". Merci beaucoup!
Nous sommes ensemble en ligne.
Anuarite!

anolitékrz

Ayunnie's picture

This is Just The Alpha

This is great news: to have a new face of WP, new name and beefed content.I can see we will be moving forward always. Thank you for the goodwork

@ Nairobi KENYA
Women have impeccable character, if tapped society realizes quantum leap in development

KathyG's picture

Looking for your feedback

Ayunnie and all,
We would love to hear about your experience with the Gender-based Violence topic page and the Congo region page. Do you find have related information in one place easier? Are there groupings missing? We are working on these and value any insights you may have.

Kathy
World Pulse

Mukut's picture

Great Pages !!

Kathy,

The Gender-based Violence page looks great and very easy to navigate. However, I was wondering if more journal entries could be included in the page focusing on different forms of gender-based violence. That way more people would know that there are various kinds of gender-based violence, that women are targeted to daily.

Also, it would be great if you could get any expert /counselor on this topic, to share her views/ solutions/ ideas to the community and especially to the women who have faced such violence. Through video recordings and other media, the expert could offer emotional/psychological support to the women, in overcoming the trauma faced by them.

Thank you so much. What WP is doing is already revolutionary in helping and uplifting so many voices. The new initiatives are awesome and am looking forward to more.

Lots of love,
Mukut

Mukut Ray

KathyG's picture

Great Feedback!

Mukut,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Right now the journal entries are any that are tagged as Gender-based Violence and some related free-form tags. They are posted chronologically (most recent). In the future we will be spotlighting posts and appreciate the input that it would be good to select journals focused on the different forms of gender-based violence.

We've been talking about in the future having an "experts" corner thinking that the expert(s) might come from our community. As with all of our website, we really want our topic and region pages to be community driven. With that in mind our wonderful Online Community Manager, Scott (http://worldpulse.com/user/600) is working with community members to be curators to get information of interest on the page in the resources, actions, events sections. If you have an interest in helping please let Scott know.

If you think of anything else feel free to send me a private message or continue the discussion here.

Thanks again!
Kathy

Mukut's picture

Thank you

Thank you Kathy !! Wonderful to know that you are coming up with such exciting changes with regards to pages and otherwise.

I understand WP is community driven and that is the BEST part about it.

Love WP and you guys comprise the best team ever:-)

Thank you for supporting so many voices around the world. Thank you for always putting US in the forefront.

Lots of love

Mukut Ray

Cali gal Michelle's picture

Mukut- I appreciate your

Mukut- I appreciate your thoughtful reply, and agree with your comments. Thank you for being such a vital voice here.

Peace and Hope-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

Mukut's picture

Always, Michelle

Thank you so much. Means a lot. I will continue to support and raise my voice for WP and its members.

Love,

Mukut Ray

RUHEBUZA VUMILIA JEANNETTE's picture

communauté

Bonjour

Nous sommes ravies par ce mot communauté.

Cali gal Michelle's picture

Nous sommes heureux que vous

Nous sommes heureux que vous pensez que c'est un bon changement . Nous avons hâte de vous voir sur les pages de la communauté ! Tous les meilleurs, et vous remercier pour votre réponse.

Peace and Hope-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

heena's picture

Things changes with time so

Things changes with time so does WP its good to see WP innovative change

Cheers

Heena Yusuf

Our Community 'World Pulse' is getting more interesting and engaging by the day. I have always viewed World Pulse as a Community embrace the formalization of the reality. Even when I am not online, I never loose the sense of belong that I have found in the World Pulse Community.

The new changes are creative and focussed and will go a long way in fostering a sense of belonging for members. I also like the idea behind the topic and region hub. It is laudable and DRC deserves to be the first region in the regional focus. Hearty cheers to our teeming and resilient mothers, sisters and friends in the DRC.

World Pulse has helped me realise that my voice is important and given credence to my voice. Likewise, I found a reason to also help other women find their own voice.

I very much look forward to the days ahead!

Love to ALL,
Greengirl

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