Introducing myself and my journal

Alice Richardson
Posted May 14, 2013 from Singapore

About Me:I have just finished reading Half the sky, How to change the world by Nicholas D Kristof & Sheryl Wudunn. Un-put-down-able! Now I want to change the world! Hello everyone...

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Delphine Criscenzo
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013

Hello Alice,

Welcome to World Pulse online community. It is a pleasure to have you with us and to feel your enthusiasm about changing the world. Here you will be able to connect with women and their supporters from over 190 countries who are working collaboratively to change the world! If you have any questions about how to navigate our site or about all that you can do on World Pulse, you can consult our Getting Started Guide: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guideIf you have the desire to volunteer for World Pulse, please visit our opportunities page: http://worldpulse.com/about/opportunitiesI want to invite you to start networking and to contribute to your journal. Post about yourself, what is going on in your community that you want to change, important and interesting resources that you have heard about or have access to, ... The possibilities are endless. I hope to read more about you soon in your journal! Cheers,

Susan K.A.
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013

Dear Alice,

Thank you for sharing your passion for changing the world and the name of the book that inspired you so much! I am going to put "Half the Sky" on hold at the library today! I have read Nicholas Kristof's column in the New York Times off and on through the years and always find his pieces so eye-opening and motivating.

I'm so glad that you found World Pulse and have joined, adding your voice to this incredibly supportive community of women around the world. I know that you will be so happy to be a part of it!

I am curious to learn more of your life in Singapore and what motivates you and inspires you. Please continue to contribute your voice and be an active member of this community. I look forward to hearing more from you in the days to come!

Warmly,

Susan

Alice Richardson
May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013

Hi Susan,

Thanks so much for your note! Here in Singapore you probably know there are an abundance of migrant workers who work in things like construction/shipyards or as domestic helpers. They do not have the same rights as 'normal' people covered by the Employment Acts and often you see or hear stories of abuse. I have recently started volunteering alongside the domestic workers (mostly Filipinos/Indonesian girls) who have escaped from their employers due to any number of things including: withheld pay/passport, low pay, inadequate living conditions, little/no food, forced labour, inhumane hours/no days off...up to physical/sexual abuse. These girls are waiting for their cases to be processed but this can take months and they are stuck in a holding pattern of not being able to earn any money to send home to their needy families but can't return to their employers because they have been mistreated but cannot catch a flight home because they have no money. All I do is Arts and Crafts with the girls! I wish there was more i could do though.......

I am excited to have joined this gathering and hope to connect and learn and reach out and get support and ideas and offer support and ideas and just learn how we can get involved and help these beautiful women.

Wonderful you are going to get hold of Half the sky! Interested to know what you think/where it leads you...

Alice

Shamsa
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013

Dear Alice,

Welcome to the World Pulse family. We sure hold half the sky glad to have you in the circle

With Love, Shamsa

Fatima Waziri - Azi
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 13, 2013

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. 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!