Welcome to the PulseWire & UN Group!
Thank you for your interest in this group, and your commitment to raising your voice for change, for being a spokesperson for your community, for joining global sisters in the march towards equality, and for joining us here on PulseWire to form a global delegation of grassroots women leadership.
Thank you to those who wrote letters in our UN Women campaign. Your letters are a powerful testimony of your wisdom, experience, and commitment to advising the new UN agency on how it 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.
The response we received from this campaign was astounding, demonstrating the desire for grassroots women to have a voice within the new entity and highlighting the need for a mechanism for participation. It was a privilege to share your 65 letters representing women from 27 countries, including regions where women have little representation like Burma, Afghanistan and Somalia, with UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet. Your letters were delivered and your voices heard. We will keep you updated on the progress of this partnership!
In reading and organizing the letters, we noted the most prevalent themes, which include the urgent need to address violence against women; the need for a participatory mechanism for women within the UN system; and an emphasis on creating economic, educational, and leadership opportunities for women at the grassroots level.
Over these last few years, we’ve watched this community harness the power of interactive media to rise out of the shadows and drive change. We believe World Pulse is uniquely positioned to enable the individual process of women using new technologies in creative ways to support movements for democratic transformation. World Pulse is committed to leveraging our platform to support your participation, and that of your community, at the highest level of decision-making in furthering the women’s agenda and the participation of civil society, particularly grassroots women, who are often voiceless at the United Nations.
We will look to this group for future participation, support and leadership in this initiative. On Monday, we will be posting an opportunity, asking for your support is advising the UN Human Rights Council on the rights of people to peace. Stay tuned!
In friendship, solidarity and gratitude,
Jade and the World Pulse team