Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

Offer: Mary Robinson Award for Young Women’s Leadership in Human Rights

The World YWCA established the Mary Robinson Award for Young Women's Leadership in Human Rights to recognize young women leaders and human rights activists. The first recipients of the award will be honoured and celebrated during the World YWCA Council in Zurich, Switzerland from July 10 –16, 2011.

The award recognises:

* A young YWCA human rights activist
* A young woman human rights activist from the broader community of partners working on human rights
* A member association that demonstrates exemplary support and promotion of young women’s leadership in the field of human rights.

Mary Robinson is a renowned human rights activist and a trailblazer for women’s rights and leadership, was the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002). She has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. As an academic (Trinity College Law Faculty 1968-90), legislator (Senator 1969-89) and barrister (1967-90, Senior Counsel 1980, English Bar 1973) she has always sought to use law as an instrument for social change, arguing landmark cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the Irish courts and the European Court in Luxemburg. Mary Robinson served as Chair for the Council of Women World Leaders and is presently leading Realising Rights: the Ethical Globalisation Initiative.

The deadline for submission of the reviewed nomination is October 31, 2010.

Related link:

http://www.worldywcacouncil.org/Mary-Robinson-Award

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

womenspace's picture

CAMBODIA: Ordinary Women Can Make a Difference

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

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative