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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 »

World Pulse Delivers Letters to Michelle Bachelet of UN Women

At the Women’s Funding Network Conference this April, World Pulse founder, Jensine Larsen, had the privilege of delivering a bundle of letters from grassroots women leaders worldwide directly to the newly appointed UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet. In presenting the letters, Bachelet responded enthusiastically, “Yes, give these to me, reading these letters is what will keep me going.” Read More »

From Kenya to Rwanda, World Pulse Listens to Women Firsthand

By Jensine Larsen

In February I traveled with a World Pulse delegation of women leaders across the dusty Kenya plains to the lush hills of Rwanda and met face to face with hundreds of World Pulse online community members, danced and connected with grassroots women in churches and fields, and hosted Speak Out forums with leading figures in parliament, human rights, law, and media. I came away irrevocably convinced of the readiness of women leaders to push their voices to higher levels and to use communications technology and new media to accelerate women’s empowerment in their communities.

You can view photos from the trip here. Read More »

Join Us in Honoring Our Heroes on International Women's Day

Every day, women worldwide are performing amazing acts of bravery that often go unrecognized. They take care of their families. They stand up for their rights. They seek education. They run for government office. They raise their voices when they have been told to be silent. Through their actions, they are changing the world for all of us. Read More »

Turning Up the Volume of Women's Voices at the UN

World Pulse is thrilled to welcome onto the scene a new UN agency—UN Women—which opened its doors last month. With more power and a bigger budget than women's advocates have ever commanded within the United Nations, UN Women will unite the efforts of existing agencies and take on the major challenges facing women around the world.

UN Women executive director and former Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, will have a long to-do list to make the agency live up to its promise. What do you think should be on this list? Read More »

World Pulse is Heading to East Africa—And You’re Invited!

Join hands with the women of Kenya and Rwanda for an adventure of a lifetime!

There are a limited number spots available on the February 2011 World Pulse Journey: The Heartbeat of East Africa. This journey will take us through two countries on the brink of renewal and change—World Pulse style. Expect beauty, transformation, and soul-stirring connections with some of the most inspiring voices in the region. Read More »

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