My Passions: Human Rights; Reading, Writing, Repeating

My Challenges: Always being the change that I wish to see.

My Areas of Expertise: DDR, Women and Child Soldiers, Africa

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Welcome to PulseWire! I am so happy that you are part of a community that cherishes your voice and encourages your vision for a better tomorrow. Your knowledge and ideas will be inspiring others through your writing and service to this community. As a side note since you are passionate about Africa you should look into our Rafiki group where you will exchange letters, ideas, and hopes with rural women in Kenya.

With friendship, Carri Pence

Hello Carri,

I definitely look forward to connecting with like-minded individuals and learning from each correspondence. Also, I will definitely check out the Rafiki group - thanks for the tip. I am always open to new opportunities that lead me to expand my research and travel opportunities. It's wonderful to be part of a network that encourages collaboration and education. Thank you again for the note, and I hope to learn more about you and your field.



Courtney Rowe M.S. Leadership and Policy Candidate 2011, DePaul University Research Intern, DePaul University's International Human Rights Law Institute

Great to have you join the World Pulse Community. I'd love to hear more about what you do! A friend of mine is a human rights attorney and she and I have worked together on issues in Africa and with sex trafficking issues. Perhaps the two of you would have lots to talk about.


Hello Jennifer,

Thank you so much for the welcome note. It's great to find friendly, open people here! I conduct research for DePaul University's International Human Rights Law Institute. Most recently I have examined issues related to disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) processes as they pertain to women and child soldiers. Most of my case studies have examined prior scenarios in sub-Saharan Africa. I hope that my research and collaboration with other academics and professionals will help to improve DDR processes and shift the planning, design and implementation stages so future initiatives can be more inclusive of women and children. I am currently researching sexual violence during conflict and have extended interests in transitional justice and post-conflict justice as they relate to women and gender issues.

I would love to hear more about what your friend does and potentially connect with her. While I have not personally explored sex trafficking issues, I know that several other interns and fellows at IHRLI have done extensive research in that arena. I would be interested in reading about her findings and work.

I see that you live in Portland. I've never been but always here amazing things about it. I recently moved from Boulder, Colorado to Chicago and am missing the West! What kind of photography work do you do?



Courtney Rowe M.S. Leadership and Policy Candidate 2011, DePaul University Research Intern, DePaul University's International Human Rights Law Institute

Dear Courtney,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

I hope that you will join us in the Ending Gender Based Violence group:

And participate in our Action Blogging Campaign:

Please share your research with us in this campaign and feel free to contact the women in our community for your research. I think that you will find a wealth of knowledge and experience here to support your work.

In friendship, Jade

Online Community Manager World Pulse

Welcome to Pulse Wire! This is a phenomenal place to connect with people who are passionate about human rights all over the world! I am very interested to read more about your studies and research- what you do sounds very interesting!

Again, welcome and I look forward to reading more about you and your journey!

Much Peace,