World Pulse: Wipe Out Breast Ironing with Women Like Leina‏

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What if this Mother’s Day you could change the future for millions of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters by giving them a chance to be heard?

You can. Donate today and our board chair, Ellen Wingard, will match your gift dollar-for-dollar. Your donation to World Pulse will support the leadership of women like Leina.

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Chi Yvonne Leina gathered the courage to write an article about the devastating, little-known practice of breast ironing that affects 3-4 million girls in her country of Cameroon. She published her story on World Pulse, and it was noticed by CNN editors, who produced a story that went on to become the week’s most read on CNN.com. As a result of her increased visibility and confidence, Leina won an award and launched an awareness campaign to eradicate the practice.

breast-ironingIn less than a year, more than 20,000 women and girls have sworn to stop practicing breast ironing. Leina’s campaign has been so successful that Cameroon’s Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family discovered Leina on World Pulse and is now partnering with her to expand the campaign and wipe out the tradition forever.

And Leina is in good company. Over the last three years, the women in the World Pulse community have catapulted into action, improving the lives of over 2.2 million people with their new-found confidence and leadership.

When you support World Pulse, you are opening a digital door for women like Leina who are collectively changing the lives of millions.

Open a digital door of opportunity today.

Donate by May 23 and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

  • $25 provides a press pass and training materials for a World Pulse correspondent.
  • $50 enables a woman to connect to World Pulse and safely access the online resources she needs to realize her vision and find her voice.
  • $100 produces a digital story from a woman in an unheard region of the world.
  • $500 helps train one woman in our acclaimed digital media and empowerment program, providing a gateway to her long-term leadership.
  • $1,000 equips a woman to train 100 others in her community in digital media and empowerment.

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In gratitude,

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Jensine Larsen & the World Pulse community.

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