“Thank you for giving us the confidence. The power of knowing our right is the key that unlocks our voices”—Achieng Beatrice Nas, 2010 Correspondent, Uganda
At World Pulse, we believe that women will transform the world.
From the Ivory Coast to Columbia, women are rising up and demanding change. Our voices and leadership are driving a new global agenda that is inclusive, rights-driven and equitable.
Each year, through Voices of Our Future, we provide critical training in new media, citizen journalism and empowerment to this new generation of grassroots women leaders driving the revolution for change. Over five-months, thirty women are given the skills and knowledge they need to actualize and vocalize their visions for themselves, their communities and the world.
It all begins September 6th, as we launch our month-long application process. During this process, women from around the world receive learning materials via our online classroom introducing them to the frontiers of new media and women’s empowerment. They are asked to complete four short writing assignments, which are evaluated by our volunteer Listeners and staff --the 30 most impressive women are asked to join our training program starting in November.
Benefits of the full program include:
- New media and citizen journalism training by renowned experts, including program partners The Press Institute and The Op-Ed Project
- Personal mentoring sessions and support from a Vision Advocate
- A personal editor to help hone your unique voice
- Opportunities for publication through World Pulse and partner media organizations
- Opportunities to connect with grassroots women leaders from around the globe
- Increased visibility for issues and challenges faced by you and your community
In the last two years, over 1,100 women from 103 countries have applied. Join the growing wave of empowered voices across the globe!
"I felt inspired to apply because I could immediately see how being part of such an online community would not only empower me more in my peace-building initiatives but also get me to stop procrastinating with my dreams. What's more is that I know that the World Pulse experience is not one that leaves me standing alone." Rahel Weldeab, 2010 Applicant, Eritrea
To apply, go to the Voices of Our Future Application Group, and click on the orange “Join this Group” button. If you are not already a member of PulseWire, you will be directed to the registration page. Make sure to sign up by September 5th!
If you are interested in volunteering for the program, please check out our opportunities page.