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Speak out! UN Women needs your input

Dearest Mentors and Midwives,

As the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women officially begins its work this month, World Pulse is asking women worldwide: What is YOUR vision and recommendation for UN Women?

With your role in the Voices of Our Future program, you have a unique opportunity to speak out as leaders in our community. We turn to you to speak in support of women's voices, visions and needs. This is a great opportunity for you to act in support of your Correspondent, thousands of other women here on PulseWire, and the millions who are working around the world for a brighter future.

We invite you to raise your voice by writing a letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet outlining your recommendation for how this new UN agency can truly affect change on the ground to promote gender equality and uphold the rights and needs of women both on a local and global scale. What should their priorities be? What are the real issues you and women in your community face on the ground? What is your hope for what UN Women can accomplish in the coming years?

Share your own story of gender inequality and your vision for the future. Be a spokesperson for the women in your community and join global sisters in calling upon the leaders of UN Women to listen to our needs and our voices.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Write a Letter
Use your PulseWire journal to write a letter, sharing your personal and observed experiences in gender inequality, and outline your recommendation on ways the UN Women agency can truly affect change on the ground to uphold the rights and needs of women. Address your letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and sign your letter stating your name, city and country.

2. Tag your Journal
In the tag field of your journal, type UN Women to be sure your letter is included in the campaign and reaches UN Women offices.

3. Be Heard!
At the end of January, World Pulse will be printing all the journals tagged UN Women and mail them to Michelle Bachelet and members of the UN Women Executive Board.

4. Be Published!
Throughout the month of January World Pulse will select and publish the most powerful letters in the Community Letters column of our online Magazine. http://www.worldpulse.com/magazine/columns/community-letters

5. Support your Global Sisters
To get inspiration for your own letter, read the letters of your fellow PulseWire sisters (and brothers!) and offer your support by commenting on their journal. Feel the power of our unified voices!
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6. Cross-post your Letter
Post a link to your letter on your facebook or twitter account, and encourage your friends to write their own letters on PulseWire. Together, we are stronger.

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