Dear PulseWire Family,
World Pulse is taking your voices and recommendations to the Rio+20 UN Summit Conference on Sustainable Development. If you haven't already, you still have time to share your voice. Learn more at www.worldpulse.com/Rio20
Call for Submissions: Taking Your Voices to Rio+20
In partnership with the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), World Pulse is collecting personal stories outlining women’s experiences and recommendations on sustainable and equitable development for presentation at the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Does your livelihood suffer from the effects of climate change?
Does lack of sanitation services affect your health and community?
Is your local economy affected by environmental degradation?
Are women in your community leading the charge for sustainable development projects?
Tell Us Your Story!
The full potential of women as leaders and beneficiaries of sustainable development has not been fully realized. As half the world’s population, women need to have equal opportunities and a strong voice in all aspects of making sustainable development a reality." —Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women
Women work two thirds of the world's working hours, yet receive only 10% of the world's income and own only 1% of the world's property. The potential for women's leadership in the protection, management, and recovery of the natural environment is arguably the greatest untapped resource for a successful, sustainable development model.
This year we have an opportunity to address governments and policymakers at the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. We must ensure that the summit outcomes represent women's priorities in achieving gender equality and environmental justice for a sustainable future.
How Can My Voice Be Included?
"Women leaders are a potent immune system for the Earth. Now it is our job to crank up the volume on the often-unheard voices so that they can become an unstoppable, vibrant force for ecological restoration: quiet no more, loudly roaring and gushing with life." —Jensine Larsen, World Pulse Founder
Follow our submission guidelines to ensure your voice reaches the Rio+20 summit. The Women's Major Group will draw from your experiences and recommendations to address world leaders on adopting clear and focused measures for implementing sustainable development. Deadline: June 3, 2012.
Learn More: www.worldpulse.com/Rio20