Advocating around a common goal through a global narrative, UN Women’s partners are also actively collecting and sharing the voices of grassroots activists and women leaders. Here is a look at some of the mobilization efforts.
Women’s Major Group
In early 2012 UN Women supported the civil society network Women’s Major Group’s efforts to capture women’s views and perspectives around the topic through an online survey—the results of which will be disseminated widely at the Rio+20 Conference during the Women’s Leaders Forum.
World Pulse: Make your voice heard!
In partnership with the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), World Pulse—an action media network powered by women from 190 countries—is collecting, mapping, and publishing personal stories from grassroots women leaders worldwide. The goal is to outline their perspectives on sustainable and equitable development for presentation at Rio+20.
World Pulse’s mission is to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact in the world. Through their growing, web-based platform, women are speaking out and connecting to create solutions from the front lines of today’s most pressing issues.
Take action! Read the stories and submit your own!
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters: Podcasts for a sustainable future
Amplifying women’s perspectives through audio, the international NGO World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is featuring a number of dedicated podcasts on Rio+20. From India to Cameroon, the podcasts comprise an eclectic mix of voices from around the world in a number of languages. To listen to the podcasts, visit AMARC’s Rio+20 corner »
Inter Press Service (IPS): Reframing Rio
Backed by a network of journalists in more than 100 countries, the independent news agency Inter Press Service (IPS) is offering dedicated news coverage in the lead up to and during Rio+20. In partnership with TVE and IIED and with support from the EU, COM+, IFAD and other donors, the dedicated Rio+20 site “Reframing Rio” is part of a multimedia project to trigger a new global debate around sustainable development, in particular between decision makers, opinion leaders, academics and civil society.
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