Action Online - Continuing our work together.

Tamarack Verrall
Posted March 22, 2020 from Canada

We are suddenly in a different time, a time of health crisis, with all of the other crises we have been working on to create change together. In the middle of International Women’s Month we are suddenly not carrying out our plans as usual. What we do have is a strong movement online, one we have never had in the past, did not have even a few years ago. We have strong women’s voices rising in all of our many areas, organizations, online and especially here, where we already know and love each other. And where we have an ever-growing bank of stories that document what needs to be included. Our voices are even stronger by continuing to connect with each other as we can, and by keeping at the forefront all of what needs to change, not leaving women out, paying attention to what women know needs to happen, and starting with those most in need of help.

We are not in the streets this March but we can create waves online. Here are links to three petitions. Let’s raise our voices together.

One is Neema’s to bring international attention to the need for intervention in one area of the DRC. This has been posted here before but it can be sent out again to others who might not have seen it. Her powerful call for action and her loving message to us all to remember we are all related, is one I carry in my heart and read to others these days.

Another was posted by Sharon earlier today. We need a wave, to wash over the UN and all of our Governments and have women’s leadership carry the way forward. 

The third is Everywoman’s Treaty which was presented online this past week having been unable to be heard in the UN meeting that got cancelled. 

Can we raise a wave together through these, and keep those waves coming to bring attention to where help is needed most?

These past years we have grown so strong, and learn so much from each other about all that needs to change. Let’s get our names behind these petitions so that the leaders have our support and momentum and so that these plans become known. 

These 3 petitions need a giant wave of women's signatures behind them. This is one thing we can do. Raise our voices together in a din that opens the path for us to have our priorities be the working plan from here on.

Everywoman Treaty

https://everywoman.org

Action Call for a Feminist covid19 policy

http://feministallianceforrights.org/blog/2020/03/20/action-call-for-a-f...

Petition for women in the DRC

https://www.change.org/p/listen-to-the-congolese-women-in-minembwe-provi...

With love to all our World Pulse Community as we find ways to continue our work together,

 

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Rahmana Karuna
Mar 22
Mar 22

alrighty. will do. thank you. now to the links and signing!!!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thank you Rahmana!

Anita Shrestha
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thank you for sharing

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 24
Mar 24

Thanks for reading, Anita

Zohra Elias
Mar 23
Mar 23

Hello Tamarack,

I couldn’t agree more with your well said words,
Let’s all unite our voices as women!

Stay safe,

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 24
Mar 24

Thanks Zorah,
I am so grateful that we ave each other. May you stay safe as well.

Zohra Elias
Mar 25
Mar 25

Thank you.

Jill Langhus
Mar 23
Mar 23

Hi Tam,

How are you doing today? I hope you're still safe and well:-) Thanks so much for your amazing hard work and advocacy, as usual, and for sharing these three important links.

Hope you have a good, safe rest of the week!

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 24
Mar 24

Thanks dear Jill. May you stay safe as well.

Jill Langhus
Mar 25
Mar 25

You're welcome, dear:-)

Thanks!!

XX

Chidimma
Mar 23
Mar 23

Dear Tama
Thanks for sharing.
Everywoman Treat.
We will keep our voice out.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 24
Mar 24

Dear Chidimma,
Yes, we have each other and we are so strong together. Thanks for your message.

esther atosha
Mar 24
Mar 24

Thank you dear tamarack
Now signing!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 24
Mar 24

Hi Esther,
Thank you! We have ways to raise our voices together, and it is our ideas that are needed more than ever.

Chidimma
Mar 24
Mar 24

Hi Dear Tam,
Thanks for sharing.
I just signed.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 24
Mar 24

Thank you!

Hello, dear Tam,

You are truly a supportive sister through and through. Just want to tell you we appreciate your online presence when you join our webinars. Seeing you is a source of encouragement to us. Thank you for bringing these links to our attention. I have already signed, too. Please take care always!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 28
Mar 28

Dear Karen,
This past week being able to join your webinars reinforced my feeling of how lucky we are to be able to meet this way, and how lucky to be able to work together. Take care dear sister.

maeann
Mar 25
Mar 25

Hi Tam, thank you for sharing this :) This is very timely call for a petition.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 28
Mar 28

Dear Maeann,
I knew I was sending it out to sisters like you who understand the importance of the work that has gone into them, and who would be encouraged to know. I so appreciated this week learning so much more about the work being done by you and World Pulse PH. I look forward to what we build from here.

Paulina Nayra
Mar 25
Mar 25

Now, that's why we are here. To support each other to be able to support our vulnerable sisters. Thanks for getting our attention on these issues, Tam. I already signed the call for feminist COVID policy and the Neema's call to listen to Congolese women. Going to everywoman now.
Huggs.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 28
Mar 28

Dear Paulina,
I learned so much about you yesterday with that excellent introduction to your lengthy list of work and accomplishments, and from your full description of ways we need to pay attention to, that women are now in even more danger. I am so glad to be able to work with you.

Thelma obani 2020
Mar 26
Mar 26

Powerful words

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thank you Thelma, your encouragement means a lot.

Neema Namadamu
Mar 27
Mar 27

Hello my dear sister Tam,
This is wonderful and good support to all community of world pulse. You deserve the congratulations. You always make it a point to put our specific needs to the forefront and to wake-up all women so that we continue to support one another's hard work on the frontline.
With much love!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 28
Mar 28

Neema my dear sister,
My life changed when I found World Pulse and became able to connect with all of you. You are an inspiration to me and I am so grateful to be able to work together now.
With love deep in sisterhood,
Tam

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks alot Tam. Lots of love.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 28
Mar 28

Dear Geraldine,
So glad you are happy to have these. Love to you dear sister.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Mar 28
Mar 28

I lack words to describe the times we are now. I wondered what would have happened if there was no technology. We have no option but to continue to tap into the potentials of technology to air our voice on issues which are paramount to us.
Celebrate you

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 28
Mar 28

Dear Oluwatoyin,
I feel that way too. A shock to be suddenly in this new times, and so grateful to be able to stay in touch with each other here. I celebrate you, and the critically important wok that you do.

Busayo Obisakin
Apr 17
Apr 17

Dear Tam,
Your words are so true! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us
Love
Busayo