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Advise World Leaders on What Sustainable and Equitable Development Means to YOU by June 3

Dear PulseWire Family,

World Pulse is taking your voices and recommendations to the Rio+20 UN Summit Conference on Sustainable Development. If you haven't already, you still have time to share your voice. Learn more at www.worldpulse.com/Rio20

Call for Submissions: Taking Your Voices to Rio+20

In partnership with the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), World Pulse is collecting personal stories outlining women’s experiences and recommendations on sustainable and equitable development for presentation at the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Does your livelihood suffer from the effects of climate change?

Does lack of sanitation services affect your health and community?

Is your local economy affected by environmental degradation?

Are women in your community leading the charge for sustainable development projects?

Tell Us Your Story!

Why Rio+20?

The full potential of women as leaders and beneficiaries of sustainable development has not been fully realized. As half the world’s population, women need to have equal opportunities and a strong voice in all aspects of making sustainable development a reality." —Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women

Women work two thirds of the world's working hours, yet receive only 10% of the world's income and own only 1% of the world's property. The potential for women's leadership in the protection, management, and recovery of the natural environment is arguably the greatest untapped resource for a successful, sustainable development model.

This year we have an opportunity to address governments and policymakers at the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. We must ensure that the summit outcomes represent women's priorities in achieving gender equality and environmental justice for a sustainable future.

How Can My Voice Be Included?

"Women leaders are a potent immune system for the Earth. Now it is our job to crank up the volume on the often-unheard voices so that they can become an unstoppable, vibrant force for ecological restoration: quiet no more, loudly roaring and gushing with life." —Jensine Larsen, World Pulse Founder

Follow our submission guidelines to ensure your voice reaches the Rio+20 summit. The Women's Major Group will draw from your experiences and recommendations to address world leaders on adopting clear and focused measures for implementing sustainable development. Deadline: June 3, 2012.

Learn More: www.worldpulse.com/Rio20

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Gloriabit's picture

Environment at risk in congo

we noticed lately that the number of multinatinals companies are increasing in congo. They are coming with new technologies ,giving work to local communities and at the same time destroying the environment with their dailly work. i am sure if get support ,the gouvernment can review the contract the signed and set new once which will prilliege the environment which is our mother land.-Gloria Bitomwa

maombi's picture

thanks

in now days woman are able to work as a man,but man doesn't want that their woman work because women begin to beloved their chief they forget that they have husbands home.the woman is there to construct and no to destroy the society.I thank this community a lot to have attended us.

maombi's picture

thanks

Nowadays the population of Bukavu doesn't respect the environment and it causes a big danger for the population.chacun is called of kept not environment adéquat;it is not someone that is far can come to work for us;in life it is necessary to know to work and to be own has all moment.

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