Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

OUR FREEDOMS...

The unity of our struggles...

Darwish the poet says....he and I say her.. and they aasked her. I wish of us to join our struggles...

share the words of a poet...

Poem of the Land

By Mohamoud Darwish

And they asked him:
Why do you sing?
And he answered, as they seized him:
I sing because I sing…

And they searched his chest
But could only find his heart
And they searched his heart
But could only find his people
And they searched his voice
But could only find his grief
And they searched his grief
But could only find his prison
And they searched his prison
But could only see themselves in chains

From Poem Of The Land, Mahmoud Darwish
(Written to commemorate five Palestinian girls killed by the Israelis, March 30, 1976, at a demonstration to protest Israeli seizures of Arab land).

Comments

jadefrank's picture

Why do you Sing?

Philo,

Thank you for sharing this poem. I was not familiar with it. It's so powerful and beautiful.

Love,
Jade

Pascaline's picture

My sister,you inspire me

My sister,you inspire me really when i see you front the rights parade,i am engulfed by shame at doing nothing,yet i can do something

I believe in every woman's heart and soul.

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

Myra Musico: My Disability Is Not an Obstacle

Myra Musico: My Disability Is Not an Obstacle

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

EMAGAZINE: Bridging Borders

EMAGAZINE: Bridging Borders

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative