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Beyond the World Pulse Live Tour with Founder/CEO Jensine Larsen

Fourteen speaking events. Five Cities. Three incredible voices. Thousands of audience members. One epic journey that changed us all. As Martha would say in her Colombian accent as we toured the country, “Beyond. Be-yond!”

Soon this one word—beyond—became the mantra we all used to describe our experiences.

Martha, along with Beatrice from Uganda, and Sarvina from Cambodia, touched down in Portland, Oregon on October 2, 2011 exhausted, nervous, and elated. Collectively they had booked enough miles to circle the equator. Read More »

Join World Pulse in Joyful Celebration of Wangari Maathai

On September 25th, 2011, the world lost a great leader. The emotional outpouring at the news of Wangari Maathai’s death highlighted the Kenyan activist’s global influence as a Nobel laureate, a politician, a scientist, a professor; as a pioneering environmentalist, a voice for her people, and as a women’s empowerment advocate. Above all, she will be remembered as the soul of an enduring movement.

World Pulse invites you to post your tribute to Wangari Maathai to your PulseWire journal. Read More »

Welcome 2012 Voices of Our Future Correspondents!

“I’m not interested in making a little noise – I’m looking to CHANGE THE PARADIGM!”

Neema, 2011 Voices of Our Future Correspondent, Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 600 women from 96 countries applied for the third annual year of Voices of Our Future. From Brazil to Sri Lanka and beyond, they shared harrowing personal stories of overcoming violence and oppression—but most importantly, they shared their solutions and visions for change with a global audience. Read More »

Voices of Our Future Graduate Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

Congratulations to Gertrude Pswarayi for winning this year's 2011 Kurt Schork Award in the local reporter category. After strengthening her voice through World Pulse's inaugural Voices of Our Future class in 2009, Gertrude has become an inspiration to the World Pulse community—and now to the world. Read More »

Follow the World Pulse LIVE Tour Online!

World Pulse is thrilled to launch the 2011 World Pulse LIVE speaking tour this October! Can't attend the events in Portland, New York, or Denver? Don’t worry—there are other ways to be involved. Tune in to a live webcast at the US State Department, join a Tweetup to connect with the correspondents in real-time, or follow us on Facebook to get updates from the road! Read More »

World Pulse Correspondent Drives Media Awareness on Breast Ironing

As a result of World Pulse correspondent Shekina's shocking account of breast ironing in Cameroon, CNN came out with this story on the issue, which was CNN's #1 story on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Apply to become a Voices of Our Future Correspondent!

“Thank you for giving us the confidence. The power of knowing our right is the key that unlocks our voices”—Achieng Beatrice Nas, 2010 Correspondent, Uganda Read More »

My Story Call for Submissions: Standing Up

UPDATED 7/28/11: The My Story Story submission process is now closed. You can now read all of the incredible submissions here. Read More »

Leading the Conversation on Universal Internet Access

Today, freedom of expression and equal access to knowledge and ideas has become synonymous with access to the Internet. As we witness on PulseWire every day, the Web has opened a new frontier for the free exchange of ideas, exposure to new markets, and global forums for building movements. Yet hundreds of thousands of people are excluded from participating—due to cost and infrastructure, threats to safety, government censorship, etc. Read More »

Celebrating the 2010 Voices of Our Future Correspondents

Over the past five months, thirty courageous women have undertaken a journey of empowerment to become loudspeakers for their communities. They have overcome political uprising and violence in Yemen and the Ivory Coast, faced flooding in Saudi Arabia, power outages and inadequate internet connections in almost every country—all to speak their truths from forgotten regions of the world and bring their visions for change to a global audience. Read More »

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