As world leaders convene in Rio de Janeiro to decide a viable future for our children and the planet, we're cranking up the volume on the often-unheard voices of grassroots women on the front lines of a growing ecological crisis. Read More »
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) will take place June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marking the 20th anniversary of the first 'Earth Summit' in 1992—a landmark UN summit organized in response to the growing ecological crisis.
This June, women around the world have an opportunity to have their voices heard by these governments and policymakers. Read More »
In the US, there's no denying that maternal health and reproductive rights are under siege. In the first three months of 2012 alone, 944 provisions were introduced that target everything from women's health services to access to contraception and abortion. Even comprehensive sex education is on the chopping block. Read More »
"If we just sat with crossed arms, what would happen then?"
—Denise Siwatula, DRC
This week, we are inspired by “I Am Congo: Amazing lives in a place the world has left for dead,” a new collection of videos from our friends at The Enough Project, spotlighting grassroots leaders in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read More »
In the fourth and final writing assignment of the Voices of Our Future training program, this year's correspondents are bringing to light the most pressing, ongoing issues faced by women in their communities—and the creative solutions that are ushering justice back into their lives. Read More »
As a tireless voice for women's freedom of expression and human rights in Sudan, World Pulse is gravely concerned about the recent brutal attacks on Naglaa Seed Ahmed’s life while covering an important story. We must shine a spotlight on her case so that her stories can break through the silence and awaken the world to the threats brave women face daily in modern-day Sudan. Read More »