August 2008The Great Possibility of China
Days before the Olympics, World Pulse caught up with women leaders and China experts to discuss China's greatest challenges—and her greatest strengths—at this critical time in China's history.
"I would like to be a bridge between China and the outside world..." —Lichun Tian, HIV/AIDS Expert, Researcher
Tibetans Find Power in Words, by Mridu Khullar (The WIP)
The Silent Olympics, by Kavita N. Ramdas (The Huffington Post)
These stunning, hand-embroidered items come from Threads of Yunnan, a women's cooperative focused on the economic and social development of ethnic minority women in rural Yunnan, China. Many of the more than 120 women participants have tripled their family incomes due to this project, and 10 percent of the project's yearly gross goes to development projects for the village.
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The Power of Movements: The AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development
Cape Town, South Africa | November 14 - 17, 2008
Join World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen and more than 1,500 women's rights leaders and activists from around the world as they converge to discuss the power of movements. Occurring every three years, the AWID Forum is open to anyone with an interest in social justice, women's rights, and international development and promises to provoke, inspire, and enlighten.
Minky Worden | Seven Stories Press, 2008 | USA
In China's Great Leap, Human Rights Watch media director Minky Worden provides an essential look at China's challenges on the cusp of the Olympics. Featuring essays from 25 of the world's leading China experts, discussing issues ranging from corporate social responsibility to media censorship to health and the environment, this compilation is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-rounded discussion of China's challenges in light of the 2008 Olympic games.
Read what Minky Worden had to say about the Olympics in "Holding up the Sky: Women leaders speak on China."
Sa Dingding | Wrasse Records, 2008 | China
With the release of her newest album, Alive, Chinese-Mongolian singer, songwriter, and producer Sa Dingding emerges as an arresting voice in today's China. Draped in multi-colored flags, this outspoken singer croons in multiple languages, including Tibetan, Sanskrit, Mandarin, and a made-up language of her own. A testament to the diversity of this wide region, Dingding fuses traditional Chinese folk music with Western dance music and electronica, creating a spiritual and haunting global sound all her own.
Corine Milano, Managing Editor.
Ramya Ramanathan, Anna Sussman, Contributing Editors.
Alyssa Larkin, Editorial Intern.
Technical design by Ankur Naik, Technology Director.