How to Participate
Exercise Your Voice!
Using your PulseWire journal, write about your own experience and views on the theme that Women Can Build the Bridges of Social Change.
Include the tag "IWD 2010" and your journal will join those of your fellow PulseWire members to create a written tapestry of testimony. Speak Out »
Read your fellow PulseWire members' journals and dive into the conversation. Offer a comment to further the dialogue by asking questions, adding your opinion or simply showing support. Dive In »
By writing in your journal, together we can form a bridge with our voices that circles the world and demonstrates that women can build the bridges of social change. Use your journal as an instrument for change! Act Now »
Not a PulseWire member? Join now to connect with grassroots women leaders worldwide!
Are you a social entrepreneur or non-profit leader? Apply now for the Opportunity Collaboration Fellowship on PulseWire!
Download Women for Women International's Action Toolkit to host your own On the Bridge event.
International Women's Day
Action Blogging Campaign - Women Can Build the Bridges of Social Change
In the spirit of International Women's Day and building upon Women for Women International's Join Me on the Bridge Campaign, World Pulse offers PulseWire as a virtual, global bridge. In bringing grassroots women leaders together in one global community, we form a bridge with our voices that circles the world's oceans and connects women in the global south to women in the global north.
Join World Pulse on the Bridge
Join us on PulseWire to stand together in solidarity with our sisters worldwide to advance peace, demand gender equality and alleviate poverty. Use your journal as an instrument for change and explore the campaign's theme - Women Can Build the Bridges of Social Change. Tag your journal IWD 2010 and your words will join those of our global community to build a bridge of voices in solidarity for our sisters worldwide. Use the following topics as a jumping off point, to help you find your voice and get started - but don't limit yourself to these discussions!
- Say NO! to war and violence and YES! to peace and hope: How has war torn apart your life or your country? What are you doing to stop violence and promote peace in your community? How are women instrumental in healing communities and rebuilding war-torn regions?
- Equal rights and economic opportunities: Use your voice to call for justice and equality for women. How can we work together to end violence and discrimination against women and girls?
- Poverty alleviation: How are women in your community pushing the boundaries of conventional poverty alleviation?
Share your own On the Bridge Experience
Did you participate in a Women for Women International On the Bridge event? We invite you to share your experience with the PulseWire community. Tag your journal On the Bridge to add your story and help create a written account of this inaugural event.
Poverty Alleviation - Bridging the Gap
Fellowship Opportunity for Non-Profit Leaders
Are you a social entrepreneur or non-profit leader? Does your work focus on empowering women and alleviating poverty? Are you looking to take your leadership to the next level?
In partnership with Opportunity Collaboration and in honor of International Women's Day, World Pulse invites you to apply for the Cordes Foundation Fellowship. This fellowship provides a PulseWire member with the opportunity to participate as a Delegate in the Opportunity Collaboration.
Opportunity Collaboration is a four-day strategic and problem-solving retreat for nonprofit leaders, for-profit social entrepreneurs, funders and social investors. The aim is to break down the silos of unproductive competition and go beyond the boundaries of conventional poverty alleviation. The retreat takes place, October 15-20, 2010 in Ixtapa, Mexico.
The all-inclusive Fellowship (valued at $4,750) includes all on-site costs for housing and meals (5 nights lodging, 3 meals per day), gratuities, airport shuttle, etc. All Delegates and Fellows are responsible for their own airfare.
Visit the Group Page to learn more and apply today for a fellowship to the 2010 Opportunity Collaboration!
See What our Partners are Doing
Click on the links below to learn about featured International Women's Day events and actions from our partners!