It’s hard to believe that World Pulse LIVE 2012 has come to a close. Over the past three weeks, our correspondents Stella, Neema, and Hummingbird spoke at 18 events across the US. Their personal stories about harnessing digital media to empower women in their communities moved and inspired audiences, underscoring the power of women speaking for themselves to the world.
Now, as these three courageous women pack their bags and embark on their return trips home, we’re sharing four powerful recordings highlighting the incredible energy of this year’s tour.
In Atlanta, CNN interviewed Stella and Hummingbird about their commitment to empowering women through social media. They also spoke about their own personal histories, the situation for women in their communities, and what we—as witnesses—can do to create a better world.
State Department Webchat
While in Washington, DC, Neema, Stella, and Hummingbird participated in a global webchat hosted by the US State Department. Moderated by World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen and broadcast to embassies across the world, the correspondents spoke about how they used citizen journalism to affect change in their communities and in their own lives.
Portland City Club
In World Pulse’s hometown, Neema, Stella, and Hummingbird addressed an audience of top political and business leaders. The event, hosted by the City Club of Portland, was also broadcast by Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Syria Needs a Resolution—the Huffington Post
As Syria spirals into deepening violence, Hummingbird has chosen to break the silence surrounding her country’s ongoing conflict. Here, she uses the pseudonym Aicha and speaks with Huffington Post editors about what it will take to find a peaceful resolution.
La Voix de l'Amerique
Neema grew up in Eastern DRC, a region ravaged by an epidemic of sexual violence and war. Here she speaks with La Voix de l'Amérique (Voice of America) about her life and her experience using digital technology to mobilize women across DR Congo.