Need: Compelling Stories of Gender Based Violence

A call out to the World Pulse community, and an opportunity to be heard! We are looking for personal or personally-observed stories or articles within the topic of Violence Against Women/Gender Based Violence that contain a message of hope, a vision, action steps, or are solutions-oriented. Understanding that there is very real and rampant heartache surrounding these issues, we are also wanting to highlight insights and success stories. So many of you around the world have taken steps to … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this awe inspiring WOMAN of ACTION, through our Tribute here.   WOMAN of ACTION™     Daw Aung San Suu Kyi   "She inspired a generation who were desperate for change." -Martin Smith about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi     Aung San Suu Kyi was born in 1945 in Yangon, Myanmar, what was formerly recognized as Rangoon. She was educated in India and England, where she attended the University of Oxford. There, she … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller   "We are a revitalized tribe. After every major upheaval, we have been able to gather together as a people to rebuild a community and a government. Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward. We are able to do that because our culture, though certainly diminished, has sustained us since time inmemorial. This Cherokee culture is a well-kept secret." -Wilma Mankiller Wilma Pearl … [Read more...]

Jane Addams – Tribute

        Jane Addams   Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, in the small town of Cedarville, Illinois, one of eight children. Her mother died when she was only three years old, which may have caused her desire to become a doctor when she was a child. But she was unable to become a doctor and fulfill her dream because she often had back pains and was ill and sickly most of the time. In 1877, Jane attended the Rockville Female Seminary where she learned to write and speak with … [Read more...]

Indira Gandhi – A Tribute

Indira Gandhi       Indira Gandhi was born in Allahabad, India, on November 19, 1917, an only child. In order to receive a well-rounded education, Indira attended Visva-Bharat University in West Bengal and the University of Oxford. In 1942, Indira met and married Feroze Gandhi, a member of the national Congress Party like herself. In January 1966, Indira was elected as the president of the Congress Party after the death of the former president. She also became the Minister of Information … [Read more...]

Rigoberta Menchu Tum – Tribute

Rigoberta Menchu Tum       Rigoberta Menchu Tum was born in 1959 in northwestern Guatemala to a Quiche-Mayan family. When she was young, a couple of her siblings and friends died because of unsafe labor conditions and extreme poverty. Because of this, Rigoberta never had a formal education. When she was just eight years old, she worked with her family as a migrant agricultural laborer on large coastal farms. After that, she worked in Guatemala City as a maid. Soon, Rigoberta began to protest … [Read more...]

Margaret Fuller – Tribute

        Margaret Fuller    "The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency." -Margaret Fuller     Margaret Fuller was born Sarah Margaret Fuller on May 23, 1810, in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, one of nine children. She attended Misses Prescotts's school in Groton, Massachusetts, and then spent time in Cambridge, where she received some further education. In 1833, she became a teacher of young children at Groton farm. … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Queen Elizabeth I *Tribute

      A Celebration of Women is inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our powerful women in history. "I know I have the body of a weak and feeble Woman,  but I have the heart and stomach of a King, and of a King of England too." Enjoy this Tribute memorial to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I.   WOMAN of ACTION    Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, c.1592   Queen Elizabeth I           Elizabeth I was born in England on September 7, 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, … [Read more...]

Marie Antoinette – a Tribute

    Marie Antoinette  "I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, which can only apply to felons, but rather to finding your brother again...I seek forgiveness for all whom I know for every harm I may have unwittingly caused them...Adieu, good, gentle sister...I embrace you with all my heart as well as the poor, dear children."   -Marie Antoinette   Marie Antoinette was born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of powerful Maria Theresa. … [Read more...]

Tz’u Hsi – Tribute

Tz'u Hsi   Tz'u Hsi was born in Peking, China, on November 29, 1835. She started out as no more than the Hsien-feng emperor's concubine. Then, in 1856, she gave birth to their son and the emperor died soon after. Hence, the boy became the emperor T'ung-chih, but he was too young. Instead the regency governed, which was usually a group of elders, but the power instead was given to Ts'u Hsi and two other partners. During Tz'u Hsi's rule, the government revitalized, the great Taiping … [Read more...]

St. Joan of Arc – Tribute

    Saint Joan of Arc   "The day when Joan was burned, the wood was got ready to burn her before the sermon was finished or the sentence had been pronounced. And no sooner the sentence uttered by the bishop, without any delay, she was taken to the fire, and I did not see that there was any sentence pronounced by the lay judge. But was at once taken to the fire. And in the fire she cried more than six times 'Jesus,' and above all with her last breath she cried in a loud voice 'Jesus!' so … [Read more...]

Mother Theresa – Tribute

Mother Theresa "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." -Mother Theresa Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in 1910 in Skopje, now the capital of Macedonia. When she was 18, she became part of Ireland's Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto. She trained in Dublin, Ireland and Darjiling, India. Agnes took her vows to become a nun in 1937, the vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and service to the poor. She also decided that her name would be … [Read more...]

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