World Pulse is a leading online network which uses the power of digital media to connect women worldwide and give them a global voice. The organization focuses on women leaders at the grassroots level, and describes its programs as nurturing community, providing media and empowerment training, and channelling voices towards influential forums.
World Pulse’s current campaign is called Women Weave the Web. The campaign has three phases. The first phase, Digital access, invites women around the world to submit stories on the importance of access to new technologies and the Internet, and the subsequent empowerment of women. The stories should address the barriers that women face connecting to and participating in the online world, and how grassroots women leaders are generating solutions to connect to the Web. The deadline for story submissions in the first phase is March 31, 2014.
The other two phases, Digital literacy and Digital empowerment, will be launched in a few months’ time. Women will be invited to submit stories on the tools they need to fully utilize the Web, and to expand on how the Internet empowers them to create real and powerful change on the ground.
World Pulse will analyze submitted stories and, in conjunction with its partners, present women’s ideas and recommendations to international bodies, policy leaders, media outlets, and technology companies.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to submit a story on the World Pulse Online Community:
-Register for or log in to a World Pulse Online Community account: http://worldpulse.com/user/register?destination=node%2F82617
-Create a new journal entry for your submission, using these guidelines:
Title: Create a title that reflects your voice and message.
Journal entry: Write a story in your journal on the barriers to participation and the solutions you have found.
Topics: Consider adding key words or “tags” to help the World Pulse Online Community identify sub-topics you are addressing within the theme of digital empowerment (e.g.: privacy, safety, access, etc.).
Digital action campaigns: In the Digital action campaigns section, click to check the box next to WWW: Women Weave the Web. Checking this box is vital; if you forget, your post will not be submitted to the campaign!
-Click submit and find your story on The World Pulse Online Community interactive map. Get inspired by checking out other stories that have already been submitted.
To learn more about how to participate in this campaign, go to: http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/how-to-participate
To learn more about how your submitted story can earn you money, click here: http://worldpulse.com/about/blog/20000-to-bring-your-vision-to-life