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World Pulse LIVE Is Here!

Neema, Stella, and Hummingbird meet each other in person at last!

After months of eager anticipation, three women who will represent the energy and power of our global community on the World Pulse LIVE tour have arrived in the US. World Pulse staff greeted the correspondents—our global sisters—in New York with hugs while the rest of the team waved hello from our Portland office over Skype. As we prepare to kick off the tour this week, we can’t wait to introduce you to these visionary leaders!

Get ready for Stella, who recently earned the 2012 Laadli Media Award for gender sensitive reporting by giving voice to women in India and beyond; Neema, committed peacemaker and disabilities activist who dreams of building a communications network in the Congo; and Hummingbird, whose powerful voice is emerging just as her country, Syria, is most in need of strong vision and leadership.

We begin tomorrow at an intimate gathering with UN representatives, policy groups working to combat gender-based violence, and our host Global Action to Prevent War. Neema, Stella, and Hummingbird will highlight the ways they are harnessing digital media and communications technology to change lives and create solutions on the front lines of some of today’s most violent and intractable war zones for women. They will also share learnings from World Pulse’s recently launched Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, representing our larger community of grassroots women leaders.

Also while in NYC, World Pulse will join advisory committee meetings for the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Stop Rape in Conflict Campaign—partnering with women leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, and grassroots activists to identify plans of action and influential forums for combating gender-based violence.

Other events this week include global dialogues at New York University’s SCPS Center for Global Affairs and the Clinton Global Initiative.

After New York, the World Pulse LIVE tour heads to Portland, Oregon, Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia. Access the full tour schedule at worldpulse.com/live2012.

Engage with the Tour Online

If you can’t attend an event in person, there are still plenty of ways for you to join in the excitement from wherever you are in the world:

1) On October 3rd, we invite you to participate in the U.S. Department of State global webchat
LIVE 7:30-9:00 EST

2) Read updates throughout the tour from the correspondents and our online community

3) Follow us on Twitter or Facebook

4) Join the conversation. Heard something that inspired you?

  • Use the #WPLive hashtag on Twitter
  • Write in your PulseWire journal using the tag WPLive

Comments

Mukut's picture

Good luck

Kudos to the three women and the WP team for engaging and uplifting the voices of the grassroots women from across borders.

Keep up the good work.

Love and hugs,

Mukut Ray

Sharontina's picture

All the best

Great Ladies - Great representatives of millions of voices.

All the best to the three women and the WP team.

You have made it a success, keep it up.

Warm hugs to all of you.

Merlin Sharontina

Girls we have all been waiting for this day, with you and for you. Let your light shine, let your voices be heard loudly. May your visions break the boundaries of every struggle in the world today, Stella, Neema and Hummingbird, good luck!!!

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

womennews's picture

Lys Anzia from WNN - Women News Network

Being at the UN is such a life-changing experience with everyone there together. Great to see Stella, Neema and Hummingbird on this important tour! Very glad also to see the Nobel Women's Initiative, The Clinton Initiative, New York University’s SCPS Center for Global Affairs and the webchat with the U.S. Dept of State all rolled into this. This outreach is so important for everyone involved. The ultimate message is: We must stop global violence against women from the root up. We must work with men and boys to join with us to help stop this violence and we must give women the courage and healing to keep going in the face of violence. Thank you all for what you are doing every day. - Lys from the WNN U.S. office in Colorado.

womennews

Kim Crane's picture

Thank you

Thanks Lys for your support and for all the work that YOU do to raise the volume on women's voices and combat violence against women.

In partnership,

Kim Crane
Programs Coordinator
World Pulse

Greengirl's picture

All the Best

Neema, Stella and Hummingbird, I wish you three a very fulfilling time as you use your unique voices to speak the minds of women across the world.

I am right here in Nigeria cheering you all the way.

Take charge!

Lots of love hugs and best wishes,

Olanike

Osai's picture

Good Luck

Dear Sisters, I wish you God's speed and good success on your tour. Keep the flag flying. I am very proud of you.

Best wishes,
Osai

Twitter: @livingtruely

You have come a long way in bodies and in spirit. A true inspiration to all of us that will spread throughout the world and endure.

Warm regards,

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together)

Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

We all look ahead to every word spoken, every little gesture and every part of the vision these powerful women have for us women world wide to take inspiration from. I wish Stella from my own country India, Hummingbird my friend and Neema all the very best in your journey of responsibility. Hats off to you three for being an inspiration and a live example of what women can do!

Love
Urmila Chanam
Community Development Professional, Columnist/ Journalist and Writer
Bangalore
India
urmila.chanam@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/urmila.ch

It takes just one to change many

A quote for you, excerpted from Marianne Williamson's, "A Return To Love" -- because you each exemplify the ways in which women can and do claim their enormous power for the good:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
. . .Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do . . .
. . . It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone.
And as we let out own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same,
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Great Women !

Today is a great to all the Pulse Women.
Am thrilled because today here at home I was talking the Africa Oil Company group,something unusual how World Pulse is affecgting changes,and feeling so proud to have been a VOF.And I remembered that oday,Stella,Neema and Hummingbird will talk and share witht the world our stories.Am so proud of all of you.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Sanjay Dixit's picture

Pioneering women integration

A man started a small shop which grew to become a global conglomerate global company. Then it is possible for 3 women to integrate ALL women of the world for achieving desired objectives of World Pulse and women in general.

sanjay r. dixit

Wendyiscalm's picture

Great to know

Great to know, Kim. Thank you.

ubuntu(I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

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