Global Connect! creates an opportunity for local media and writers to improve their knowledge and sensitivity in reporting on gender justice issues.
Women’s eNews and the Global Press Institute partnered on a pilot gender justice reporting and technology training class to strengthen connections between local and the global communities through Women’s eNews and Global Press Institute’s international news desks and bring issues effecting women’s participation in society to the forefront of reporting.
The launch training program was held in New York on Thursday, June 16 with the support of GoogleServe New York, the volunteer arm of Google.
Applications were open to women from the global diaspora living in New York in local ethnic media and the blogging community with the aim to increase their skills on raising gender justice themes which connect local communities in New York to international news issues.
Three women from the original training program are continuing to work with Women’s eNews and Global Press institute to refine their voice and allow their raise the platform of their writing. Women’s eNews will publish a blog from each writer once a month; some blogs may go on to be refined as news articles for the site.
Blog – In Bold Rebirth
Dayanara Marte is a Master of Public Health, Trauma Prevention Specialist and Emotional Release Trainer with over a decade of experience. She is well known for her radical analysis of the impact that oppression, trauma, violence and poverty has on the mind, body and spirit of young and adult women of color globally. As a certified addiction and recovery counselor she holistically addresses mental health and the treatment of disease that manifest as a result of institutional racism, homophobia, classism, sexism and xenophobia.
Blog – Siuatan
Zaira Cortes is a 28 years old Mexican immigrant, born in Puebla, Mexico. She has been a New York City resident for two years. She obtained her Journalism degree with honors in 2004 from the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla. From 2004 to 2009, her articles, literary texts and political cartoons were published by the Organizacion Editorial Mexicana in various newpapers in her home state of Puebla. In 2005 she privately published two books of short stories, "Casa de Doscientos Gatos" and "Pajaros de Colores".
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