Voices on the World Stage: Processing the Power of Individual Experience in Recommendations for Action
Women Weave the Web” is a digital action campaign sponsored by World Pulse, a global women’s advocacy network. In Phase I of the on-line campaign, 182 journal entries from women in 41 countries over a 10 week period were analyzed to make recommendations not only concerning world-wide internet access, but also library development, internet affordability, internet rights, and technology related violence against women. Advocacy partners wish to access World Pulse data to augment their agendas with compelling stories on women’s issues for communication to global leaders. Through a process which focuses on the journal entries, women’s advocacy groups are shown real solutions to global problems while maintaining the integrity of individual experiences. Included in campaign advocacy packages, graphic summaries of recommendations, specific examples, representative quotes and links to original entries present the information in layers that will increase the utility of this powerful and unique data collection.