About Me: Iam a young development and right activist from Kinniya, Sri Lanka. I initiated our organization FORWODD ( Foundation of rural women for democracy and development in late 2007. I witness the suffering of the women of my community and i wanted to voice for them being with them.

My Passions: Putting thinking in toaction is my passion

My Challenges: Living in a society where people are very narrow minded

My Vision for the Future: A world where women can raise their voices independently

My Areas of Expertise: Community mobilization, HIV awareness and Participatory planning.

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Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!

Fatima

Welcome to PulseWire

We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

It's exciting to have a new member from Sri Lanka, a country that we hear about in the media but many of us have little connection to otherwise. I am especially interested to hear more about FORWODD and the work that you do.

I encourage you to use your journal as a place to introduce your organization to the PulseWire community and share more information about the work that you do. Think of your journal as a blog, where you can speak your mind and reach an audience of over 3000 women and supporters of women's initiatives. I think that you will find PulseWire to be an exciting place to garner support, make connections and share your story!

Have you met Manori? She is a journalist from Sri Lanka who you might like to connect with. http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1302

I look forward to hearing more of your voice here on PulseWire!

Warm regards, Jade

Online Community Manager World Pulse

Dear Friends for Change!!!

Early 2010, FORWODD will launch its campaigne with our 2010 theme " W for Democracy"

The campaigne will host special discussion forums and trainings for women groups on democracy and its active practice in the community, striving to gather nearly 1000 members to the forum by mid 2010.

FORWODD is also reaching out for its 2010 fund raising campaigne... and look forward the support of the community at Pulsewire.

The co theme for 2010 as discussed at the FORWODD council is " Operation Girl child" a project to support primary and secondary education mixed up with creative art for 500 girl children who come from extreme isolated and vulnerable pockets in the District of Trincomalee

We look forward for all the support from many more of our Friends who wanted top change the lives of many Girls and women who are suffering in many parts of the south.

In solidarity,

Friends @ FORWODD