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Ending Violence Against Women

World Pulse believes that your stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring an end to gender-based violence. We are channeling your voices to major media outlets, advocacy groups, and policy makers to ensure that your perspectives are heard in the halls of power.

Submissions to this campaign are now closed. We delivered your voices to the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women on March 4.

Magazine Highlights

Founder's Pulse

The Viral Rage Against Rape

Women are beginning to use the web to curb the epidemic of sexual violence – and to defy simplistic hype. Read More »

"It is time to turn up the volume on the women and men who are speaking solutions."

Community Submissions

TaretoMaa's picture
by TaretoMaa | December 8, 2012 | 36 comments

The terror of what was to come overwhelmed me. I could run no more and knew that for my mother to be spared from being beaten and from possible death, I had to submit to my father’s will. I was to be circumcised, and could do nothing to stop it.

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by Urmila Chanam | December 8, 2012 | 13 comments

Hundreds living in India’s IT hub, Bangalore, thronged to the Holy Trinity Church to take up the torch in the city’s first Anti-Trafficking Vigil... Many people said ‘no’ to trafficking today as they solemnly walked the streets of Bangalore. When your voice merges with hundreds of others, look how loud your voice gets.

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by Osai | December 10, 2012 | 10 comments

It is easier to identify physical violence when it occurs due to the scars, marks, bruises and broken bones that need to be fixed; it is a lot harder to deal with emotional violence. This is because the scars are internalized, hidden, and sometimes difficult to express.

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by Halima Mohamed ... | December 1, 2012 | 25 comments

From the moment the horrendous experience has begun, and until the last day of your life, it will never cease to torment you. I will never forget the faint sound of the scissor cutting my flesh four times, the stitching four times... and the nightmares of the vicious cycle of cutting-stitching-cutting, and legacy of hereditary pain.

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Campaign Updates

URGENT ACTION: Stand Up for Our Sisters in the Congo

“We have had enough. We call upon our global sisterhood to take action. We will not be quiet until REAL Peace is upon us.”

On November 20th M23 rebels seized Goma, a major city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reigniting a war that has ravaged the region for 16 years.

World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu and our community of Congolese women who call themselves the Mama Shujaa ('Hero Women' in Swahili) are calling on you and women leaders at the White House—Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, and Michelle Obama—to take immediate action in solidarity with the women of the Congo. Read her call, then sign the petition to show your support. Read More »

Your Voices Delivered

PDF statement

This March, World Pulse correspondent Chi Yvonne Leina and board member Zulma Miranda took their seats at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women to deliver your voices to top leaders and influencers.

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Regional Focus

DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

Hear solutions from grassroots women leaders in the DRC, a silenced region with some of the highest rates of gender-based violence worldwide.

Multimedia

This video series was produced for our campaign by Congolese women journalists of UhakiNews. The videos spotlight local grassroots women leaders working to combat gender-based violence in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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