Introducing myself and my journal: Empowering Women will Change the World

Heather Beatty
Posted January 4, 2010 from United States

About Me: I believe that empowering women in developing countries through livelihood development and education are the best tools to decrease poverty and reduce trafficking. I am passionate about empowering women living in rural areas that are often far from the support of relief and development organizations. I'm blessed to work at World Hope International as the coordinator of the Adelphe program that connects women in the US with women in Cambodia to alleviate poverty and prevent sex trafficking.

My Passions: My faith, my family, equality for all women

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  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Jan 04, 2010
    Jan 04, 2010

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Jade Frank
    Jan 04, 2010
    Jan 04, 2010

    Hi Heather,

    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 am interested to hear more about your work with World Hope International and specifically the Adelphe program. Just looking at the website, I am inspired by your work. I encourage you to use your journal as a place to further introduce yourself, your work and your passions to the PulseWire community. Think of your journal as a blog, where you can speak your mind and reach an audience of over 3000 women and supporters of women's initiatives. Check out what others are writing about in Voices Rising. I think that you will find PulseWire to be an exciting place to garner support, make connections and share your story!

    You might like to join the Cambodia Cafe, a collaborative discussion forum for envisioning the future of Cambodia.

    I'd also like to introduce you to some other members who are working in the field of combating human trafficking both in Cambodia and elsewhere. They may be good resources for you to share experiences, lessons learned and ideas with.

    Laura Lederer Founder, The Protection Project

    Rachel Erwin USA Clinical Director, SAGE-Standing Against Global Exploitation

    Kathleen Maloney-Dunn Human Rights Attorney, Writer, Community Activist

    Mu Sochua Member of Parliament, Sam Rainsy Party, Cambodia

    Looking forward to hearing more from you!

    Warm regards, Jade

  • Sharese
    Jan 06, 2010
    Jan 06, 2010

    I want to shout from the rooftops YES when I read "I believe that empowering women in developing countries through livelihood development and education are the best tools to decrease poverty and reduce trafficking"!

    That being said a big WELCOME to PulseWire. As both Fatwaz and Jade have said, this is a great place for connections and to share your work.

    I very much look forward to reading about your work in Cambodia. Please keep us updated. Also feel free to search around the site for inspiring stories of what others are doing around the world to assist women and girls find their voice!

    Much peace and love in your journey,