World We Want 2015

The World We Want 2015 enables people to engage, visualize and analyze people’s voices on sustainable development. Trends & Outcomes “The World We Want 2015 Trends” is a one-stop shop for people’s participation and engagement with policy making. It also allows policy makers to better understand the needs and priorities of their constituents. At the same time, it is a place for local solutions to be shared and learnt from, a space for open-knowledge, open-data, and cooperation. Thanks to … [Read more...]

Iraq, displaced girls/women face increasing risk of sexual violence, UN warns

An estimated 20,000 women and girls in Iraq are at an increased risk of sexual violence as a result of the mounting crisis in northern and western parts of the country, warned the United Nations today, urging immediate action to ensure their protection. “We must act immediately to ensure that women and girls are protected from sexual violence,” said Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, stressing that the international community must not wait for cases to … [Read more...]

2014 Partners’ Forum – Johannesburg, (June 30/July1)

Violence against Women Intimate partner and sexual violence against women Introduction The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Intimate partner violence refers to behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that … [Read more...]

Reignite Your Interest in Making Love!, CelebrateLove.com

Reignite Your Interest in Making Love! (Not interested in enriching your sex life. DON’T READ THIS!) When was the last time you told your partner what you like when making love? A recent survey by condom-maker Durex revealed that while 84% percent of couples admit their sex life would improve if they told their partner what they really wanted in bed, 14 percent of women never talk about it. How sad. If you're like a lot of women, you've started to treat sex as though it's optional. … [Read more...]

Khalida Brohi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the human rights for Women in Pakistan.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Khalida Brohi She's a Women's Activist and the founder of the Sughar Empowerment Society of Pakistan, dedicated to preserving Pakistan's history - ("Sughar" means "skilled and confident … [Read more...]

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the suffering of Muslim Women in Pakistan.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy She's the founder of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, dedicated to preserving Pakistan's history.         Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Urdu:شرمین عبید چنائے; born 1978), is a Pakistani … [Read more...]

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...]

THE SURVIVOR STORIES PROJECT, VAW

THE SURVIVOR STORIES PROJECT: Christine Davis, 46, Germany and USA The Pixel Project is proud to present the Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project in honour of Mother’s Day 2014. The project runs throughout the month of May 2014 and features an interview per day with a survivor of any form of violence against women (VAW) including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, forced/child marriage, sex trafficking, breast ironing etc. A total of 31 VAW survivor … [Read more...]

Parents Fight for 200 Daughters, Nigeria

Girls in CARE program, Guzha Primary School, Zimbabwe. © Josh Estey/CARE Parents Fight For Missing Daughters It's been three weeks since more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were abducted from their dorm rooms at night – and have yet to be rescued. Hundreds of mothers and fathers are taking to the streets, demanding the return of their missing girls. It's heart-breaking to imagine how they must feel, not knowing if they will ever see their daughters again. It's even more … [Read more...]

“I feel HEARD on World Pulse‏” Lydia of the Philippines

World Pulse exists because of the financial support of the women and men of our global network, including Lydia who gives $1 every month. Will you join with Lydia and begin your own monthly contributions right now? One click from a partner website introduced Lydia to World Pulse, and with many subsequent clicks she felt heard and encouraged by our online community. She even connected with US researchers who sought her expertise using the Internet for change: “I was able to contribute to … [Read more...]

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