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WORLD PULSE Receives $40,000 Grant

WORLD PULSE Receives $40,000 Grant to Build International Network of Grassroots Women Correspondents from The Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation

August 21, 2008—Portland,Oregon — World Pulse, a media organization that covers global issues through the eyes of women, will build a network of grassroots women correspondents on the forefront of social change to use new media to change their lives with a $40,000 grant from the Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation.

The grant will allow World Pulse to establish a sustainable, interactive, correspondent network for 50 grassroots women leaders on the forefront of global social change, (including three key areas: Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDs and water sustainability), using PulseWire, World Pulse's community site. A fast-growing interactive site with members from over 50 countries, PulseWire provides a supportive online space for women and their organizations to share their underreported stories from the field and collaborate to inspire movements and solve global challenges.

World Pulse will collaborate with women to channel their voices and visions to wider, influential audiences via our editorial outlets. As it grows, this network will eventually lead World Pulse’s editorial work, enabling us as a media organization to be truly collaborative and responsive to women's voices and organizations on the ground.

"Women are eagerly seeking an online space where they can go to help her to find the connections, platforms, and resources they needs to tell their stories, build movements and advance their work," said founder Larsen. "What we've seen is that once a woman has been heard and is connected to a world of resources, she will share her knowledge and increased confidence with her community. This grant demonstrates the Tides Foundation's commitment to women's empowerment."

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