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Join PulseWire Sisters to Speak Out for Universal Internet Access

Dear sisters,

You are the leaders of this community of women leaders from around the world and I invite you to lead us in raising our voices on the issue of Universal Internet Access and Digital Freedom.

Today, freedom of expression and equal access to knowledge and ideas has become synonymous with access to the Internet. As we witness on PulseWire every day, the Web has opened a new frontier for the free exchange of ideas, exposure to new markets, and global forums for building movements. Yet hundreds of thousands of people are excluded from participating—due to cost and infrastructure, threats to safety, government censorship, etc.

World Pulse invites women worldwide to share their personal testimonies on obstacles faced and risks taken in accessing the Internet to seek information, speak freely, and connect globally.

Share your personal testimony on the everyday obstacles you face and risks you take in accessing the Internet. Does expressing yourself freely put you at great risk for your personal safety? What's it like battling constant power outages or a slow connection speed? Do you pay exorbitant prices and endure harassment at local Internet cafes? Or does your country filter and block access to important information?

We also want to hear about innovative ways you're utilizing the Internet to accelerate change in your life, your community, or globally. How has the Internet made a difference in your life? What will it take to improve access in your community, and what does Universal Internet Access and Digital Freedom mean to you?

Raise your voice and speak your truth to bring awareness to this rising, global human rights issue. Together, let's lead the conversation and ensure a gender lens on global advocacy efforts to bridge the digital divide and demand our right to access!

Your testimonies will be leveraged to advocate for Universal Internet Access and Digital Freedom at the highest levels of policy-makers and International Human Rights bodies.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Write your Testimony
In your PulseWire journal, share your personal testimony on the every day obstacles you face and risks you take in accessing the Internet. How has the Internet made a difference in your life, what will it take to improve access in your community, and what does Universal Internet Access and Digital Freedom mean to you?

2. Tag your Journal
In the tag field of your journal, type Access Now to be sure your post is included in our campaign and advocacy work. Without this tag, we may miss your journal, so be sure to copy it exactly.

3. Be Heard!
World Pulse is committed to leveraging your voices for global change. We will compile all testimonies tagged Access Now and share them with key policy-makers and International Human Rights bodies. Submit your testimony on PulseWire by June 17, 2011 to ensure your voice is included.

4. Be Published!
Throughout the campaign World Pulse will select and publish the most powerful testimonies in the Community Voices column of our online Magazine.

5. Invite your Friends
Post a link to your testimony on your Facebook or Twitter account, and encourage your friends to join us. Together, we are stronger!

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In love, gratitude and solidarity,
Jade

Comments

busayo's picture

Hi Jade

Can i still share my testimony? Hope you are doing well

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

jadefrank's picture

YES!

Hi sister,

YES YES YES! Please share your testimony! Did you see I quoted you in the campaign? You can submit your testimony through June 17. So there is time. I hope you will share your WHOLE story on getting connected, what it's done for your, and what you're doing now to provide that opportunity for women in Nigeria.

http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/action-blogging-campaign-un...

Lots of love to you Busayo!

xoxo
Jade

busayo's picture

Yes!!

Thanks Jade, i saw the quote and i will share the testimony in details. Thanks very much.

With Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

warona's picture

Thanks Jade

Dear Jade,

Thank you for bringing this to us.

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

Drita_Bajrami's picture

LOVE and DEVOTION

EVEN IF I AM NOT YOUR hero, (haha) YOU WILL ALWAS BE MINE.
you are a pretty face, a soldier fighting with a PEN in your hand
and I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!
XOXO

DRITA

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