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The Power of the Media

Women should be empowered to use the media without fear, discrimination and intimidation in communities. The killing of women Journalists in some countries must stop!..’

World Pulse ‘Recognizing the power and potential of the media we charge first of all ourselves, to use the media creatively, responsively and constructively in our communities for a better world and we challenge Governments to ensure that boys, girls, men and women in every corner of the world have access to the media...
Voices of Our Future Correspondents- Gifty Pearl Abenaab and Sunita Basnet speak passionately at the One Young World summit in London-United Kingdom, 8th-11th February 2010.

The summit which has filled an indelible page in the history of Great Britain gathered 700 young men and women representing more than 100 countries around the world to reason with world leaders including Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldoff, Oscar Morales and many more. The young men and who won seats for themselves at One Young World based on their activism, personal accomplishments, their contribution to community development and their desire to change the world positively brainstormed on solutions for current global issues and called on Governments, world leaders and civil society to make the world a better place.

The youth aged 25 years and younger debated extensively, agreed and voted massively for resolutions on climate change, the role of Global Business in shaping Society, the media, Interfaith Dialogue, Global health and Political Leadership.

Speaking on the theme- ‘Media-Its Changing Identity and Power ’Francisca Lopez a female youth activist from Italy emphasized on the need for women’s right to the media to be respected. On the same theme Michael Tieh a youth worker and entrepreneur from Malaysia shares his perspectives about how new media including Blogging, Face book, Twitter, Youtube is being used by people in communities to influence social change.
The other issues discussed and resolutions passed were climate change, interfaith dialogue global business, and political leadership.

Some of the young women who participated in the summit felt inspired and empowered as young leaders. This meeting also gave the opportunity for young people to network with other young people across the globe, discuss, share ideas, solutions for social change and development. Listening to the ideas, thoughts and learning unique actions and accomplishment of other young people of their generation today is very inspiration and challenging.

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary General urged all and sundry to help protect the environment for today and tomoorow's people of the world. He counselled young people to start locally by engaging other young people positvely in their various communities for positive change.

Bob Geldoff one of the One Young World counsellors, charged the youth to go back and take actions, to cooperate and to remain committed to bring social change in their communities.




olutosin's picture


Go girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this!.
You see when Jensine and Mother hen were hatching these egss they never knew that one day, they will address mighty men and women, this is just the begining, becasue I believe that every step towards greatness, every achievement, every convictiona and above all every change made and life saved, Jensine, WP is on record on the face of the earth believe me, we are going!
This is s great news and a collective achievement for all Worldpulsarians all over the globe.

The voice is building up, the momentum is gatehring whaoh, we are exploding for good.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


jap21's picture

Kudos to Gifty!

Thanks for keeping us posted about this, and please send my kudos to Sunita too.

Both of you are examples for young girls your age. Please continue in the path and make us even more proud. Beautiful girls, we love you!



Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

Nusrat Ara's picture

It is a moment of pride for

It is a moment of pride for all, VOF Correspondents, World Pulse and everyone on Pulsewire. Girls you have done a great job.We are proud of you. Keep it up.

Lots of love and best wishes.


Nicole Pampanin's picture


Wow! Sounds like this was an amazing opportunity for you and all involved. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope that you are also able to share what you learned at this event with your community. Congratulations!


busayo's picture

This is cute

This is cute girls, thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are all proud of you in this community.
Endeavour to share your experience with other girls in your community. The sky is the limit.


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

JaniceW's picture


We at World Pulse are so proud of both of you and know that you were incredible ambassadors for your countries, youth around the world, VOF and World Pulse. Your voices continue to rise, loud and strong and we could not be more excited for you. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and I hope over time, you'll be able to share the insights and learnings from OYW. Big hug,

malayapinas's picture

Spread your wings

Yehey! Spread your wings together and fly to the highest raising the voices of young women of the south! Keep smiling and being beautiful!


mamaAfrica's picture


How awesome it is to see vital voices arise from amongst VOF and World pulse community. Proud of you
Keep it up

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