After months of eager anticipation, three women who will represent the energy and power of our global community on the World Pulse LIVE tour have arrived in the US. World Pulse staff greeted the correspondents—our global sisters—in New York with hugs while the rest of the team waved hello from our Portland office over Skype. As we prepare to kick off the tour this week, we can’t wait to introduce you to these visionary leaders! Get ready for Stella, who recently earned the 2012 Laadli Media Award for gender sensitive reporting by giving voice to women in India and beyond; Neema, committed peacemaker and disabilities activist who dreams of building a communications network in the Congo; and Hummingbird, whose powerful voice is emerging just as her country, Syria, is most in need of strong vision and leadership.
We begin tomorrow at an intimate gathering with UN representatives, policy groups working to combat gender-based violence, and our host Global Action to Prevent War. Neema, Stella, and Hummingbird will highlight the ways they are harnessing digital media and communications technology to change lives and create solutions on the front lines of some of today’s most violent and intractable war zones for women. They will also share learnings from World Pulse’s recently launched Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, representing our larger community of grassroots women leaders.
Also while in NYC, World Pulse will join advisory committee meetings for the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Stop Rape in Conflict Campaign—partnering with women leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, and grassroots activists to identify plans of action and influential forums for combating gender-based violence.
Other events this week include global dialogues at New York University’s SCPS Center for Global Affairs and the Clinton Global Initiative.
After New York, the World Pulse LIVE tour heads to Portland, Oregon, Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia. Access the full tour schedule at worldpulse.com/live2012.
Engage with the Tour Online
If you can’t attend an event in person, there are still plenty of ways for you to join in the excitement from wherever you are in the world:
1) On October 3rd, we invite you to participate in the U.S. Department of State global webchat LIVE 7:30-9:00 EST
2) Read updates throughout the tour from the correspondents and our online community
4) Join the conversation. Heard something that inspired you?