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! »

Raisa Ashraf

About Me: 

Coming from a developing country like Bangladesh, for me inequality, poverty, corruption, social barriers are something I hear about, see and suffer from everyday. However, comparing to the people who brave these in their day to day lives, I have been cocooned to an extent which can be considered extreme and one of the reasons being me being born and raised in a university campus in Dhaka where such words are usually a far cry to the practices of the campus life. On the contrary, the endless conversations that I had with my teachers, the stories that I heard from my mother, and still do, about the different shades of struggle she had to encounter in her youth, and even from the different novels that I read gives me an understanding of the world which no other text book can ever give me. So I believe that everyone has a right to know these things so that in the future they can refer back to these things to hopefully make a change for the better. It does not have to be some Olympic change. Things can start one small step at a time. Everyone has a right to know these things, so that, people like the little girl that I met the other day selling flowers in the Dhaka University campus, just to make her family's ends meet, can gather the strength from both the good and bad sides of life and achieve all the things that she is meant to achieve. My dream is to one day work as a journalist, in an international level, so that I can hopefully start the wheels at least for a better and equal world. And through my writing, I can easily start my initial journey.

My Passions: 
Reading, Writting and anything fun and creative!
My Challenges: 
Overcoming women's inequality and other struggles through field of journalism and social media.
My Vision for the Future: 
To work for an international news channel, hopefully CNN, and work for peoples right to information.
My Languages: 
Bengali, English, Conversational Hindi-Urdu

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

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

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

Highlights of the 2014 World Pulse LIVE Tour

Highlights of the 2014 World Pulse LIVE Tour

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative