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A New Era Begins at UN Women

Once sidelined, women are now gaining momentum within the UN system. UN Women opened its doors in January—and with it the doors to women's leadership at the global level. Read More »

“When women around the world put their hearts and minds to a common good, we are unstoppable.”

Ritu Sharma

Haiti: Honoring the Ancestors

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: It’s September, nearly nine months after the massive January 12 earthquake that leveled the capital in a 30-second spasm, irrevocably altering Haiti’s present and future. Read More »

"Haitian women carry the burden of the country on their heads."

Michaelle Jean | General Governor of Canada

Deliver "Dignity and Action" Kits to Haiti's Adolescent Girls

BY ANNE-CHRISTINE D’ADESKY

While the global outpouring of help and funds for Haiti’s earthquake survivors has been historic—one in of five Americans apparently responded—adolescent girls have been overlooked in relief efforts. Read More »

Past Gathering: Beijing +15

Fifteen years ago, representatives from 89 national governments and 2,100 non-governmental organizations met in Beijing for the World Conference on Women. Out of this conference came the Beijing Platform, which remains the most comprehensive global policy framework for the full realization of women’s rights. Read More »

VIDEO: Mu Sochua—Sending the Right Signal to Cambodia's Women

World Pulse sat down with MP and women's rights activist Mu Sochua in Berkeley, CA, just before she returned to Cambodia, where she fears new charges of treason and prison for her fight against corruption. Read More »

Visionary Leaders

Best Chance to Make Foreign Policy Work for Women

During her confirmation hearings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of prioritizing women and girls, who are at the greatest risk of being poor, and make up nearly 70% of the world’s hungry. Read More »

Clinton must make international assistance a foreign policy priority and ensure that this assistance benefits the world’s women.

Founder's Pulse

In Honor of Positive Women Worldwide on World AIDS Day

Last week I had coffee with a successful business woman who asked me with a raised eyebrow, "Why would you have World Pulse focus on global AIDS when there are so many other people already working on it?" At a time when it sometimes seems like Bono and Bill Clinton have got it covered, it wasn't the first time I had been asked this question. Read More »

"I have smoothed the skirts of dolls sewn by HIV+ women survivors of the Rwandan genocide and felt the love and hope in every stitch."

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