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GLOBAL: Ushering an End to Gender-Based Violence

From across the globe, grassroots voices joined our Digital Action Campaign, proving that women not only bear the brunt of the world's violence—they are holding the solutions. Read More »

"If I refuse to be the voice, my daughters would remain voiceless."

Olutosin Oladosu

Listening to the Voices of Congo’s Women

These women are sharing their stories and calling on the international community to take action. Meet six of these courageous survivors who each bring strong recommendations for moving DRC toward peace. Read More »

Signaling Change in DRC: Survey Shows Women Ready to Lead

We polled 1,000 women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo via text message to learn about the challenges and opportunities for women’s leadership. Here’s what they had to say. Read More »

“We must never violate mothers because we cannot live in peace without mom.”

Anonymous survey participant

DRC: Local Women Respond to Attempt on Doctor’s Life

Grassroots women leaders speak out against the attempted assassination of their doctor and call on the international community to act. Read More »

"We demand that the Congolese government guarantee the total safety of our dear doctor."

My Story: Standing Up

We've all faced situations that beg us to take a stand, to take a risk for a long range reward. World Pulse asked grassroots women leaders to write about their "Standing Up" moments. What emerged is a testament to the rising leadership of women across the world. Read More »

"Yes, I should stand up—for me and for the women!"

Mahe Jabeen | India

Rio+20: Highlighting the Voices of Women

Hear a selection of their recommendations, exposing that sustainable development must tackle issues ranging from sanitation to land rights to economic empowerment for women. Read More »

"The grandchildren of today’s youth will need to eat, to breathe, to have their thirst quenched."

Valéria Barbosa da Silva, Brazil

KENYA: Losing a Life to Give a Life

As a nurse, Okeny-Lucia has insider knowledge on the state of maternal health in her homeland. She has dedicated her life to rallying for increased access to health care for pregnant women and their children. Read More »

"No woman should die while giving life."

ETHIOPIA: Tragedy We Can Prevent

Having lost her mother to a complicated pregnancy, PulseWire member Hudda Ibrahim advises her country to take action against skyrocketing maternal mortality rates in her Ethiopian village. Read More »

"Seeing the blood pour from my mother left a scar in my heart."

ZAMBIA: Only I Remain

Despite efforts to educate the public and prevent transmission, Zambia’s HIV-infection rate hovers at 14%. Having lost her family to the pandemic, Voices of Our Future correspondent Chinemu has vowed to be an agent of healing and change. Read More »

“I was now the only surviving member of a family of five.”

UGANDA: Creating a Healthier Future for Our Youth

As early marriages, pregnancies, botched illegal abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases threaten to end childhood for Uganda's girls, Voices of Our Future correspondent Ikirimat Grace Odeke fights for their missing futures. Read More »

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