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Introducing myself and my journal: Voice from South Asia

About Me:
I am a social activist in the Maldives. Presently I am studying for my PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies. I am in the process of writing my doctorate thesis on Maldivian women's participation in economic and polical development of the country. I am the chairperson of a local NGO, Care Society and also doing consultancy work to Maldives NGO Federation. In addition to this, I am also the Chairperson to the South Asia Network on Women's Rights in disasters represented by five South Asian countries.

My Passions:
Social work

My Challenges:
There needs to be more commitment sought from Governments

My Vision for the Future:
All citizens of the global world living in a free and just society

My Areas of Expertise:
Training, community mobilisation, disability studies, child rights and women's rights

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends and you will find this to be a positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

jadefrank's picture

Hi Fathimath, Welcome to

Hi Fathimath,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

It is especially exciting to have you here as a women from Maldives to represent the women's voices in your country! I invite you to join us this month in celebrating International Women's Day. In bringing grassroots women leaders together in one global community, we form a bridge with our voices that circles the world's oceans. Use your journal as an instrument for change and explore the campaign's theme - Women Can Build the Bridges of Social Change. Learn more here:
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/action-blogging-campaign-in...

This is a safe space for women to share, connect, learn, support and grow in the empowerment process together. WELCOME!

Warm regards,
Jade

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

Maria Howe's picture

Welcome to Pulsewire!

Hello!

It's exciting to have you here and to learn a bit about you. We all get a little more empowered when more voices join the choir! Please feel free to share your thoughts, stories and encouragement. Hopefully you enjoy becoming a part of this global community.

You seem to have a lot on your plate but you are doing such wonderful things. Good luck with your doctorate thesis. I'm sure you won't need it though! I look forward to seeing more of you online and hearing more of your voice.

Listen. Engage. Have Fun!

Regards,
Maria

gkimball's picture

global youth book

Dear Fathimath, Hello. I’m writing a book about global youth viewpoints and would be very appreciative of your help getting these questions to young people 19 and younger who would like to be part of my book. I have translations of the questions in various languages. Thanks, Gayle

Greetings from California. I'm writing a book that gives you and other young people around the world an opportunity to say what's on your mind. This is your chance to be heard. Many of you have wonderful suggestions for how to make our world a better to live in, so I'm asking people age 19 and under to respond to 10 questions. I’ll compare your answers by age, gender, and location.
See myspace.com/globalyouthviewpoints for the questions and photos of schools and students I’ve visited on three continents. Also see http://globalyouthspeakout.ning.com/main/index/addContent
(I’ve written other peer-based books for youth, including The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide and How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce: Kids’ Advice to Kids.) Please also forward to kids and their teachers so they can be part of the global youth book.
Thanks, Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

1. If you could ask a question of the wisest person in the world,
what would you ask her or him about life?
2. What bothers you in your daily life? What practice best helps you stay calm?
3. If there was one thing you could change about adults, what
would it be?
4. What would you like to change about yourself?
5. What do you like to do for fun?
6. When have you felt most loved by someone else?
7. Why do you think you’re here on earth; what’s your purpose?
8. On a scale of 1 to 100, how highly would you grade your
school? Why?
9. What work would you like to do when you're an adult?
10. If you were the leader of your country, what changes would you make?
11. Imagine you get to write on a T-shirt going on a trip around the world. What do you want your T-mail to say to people?

What questions are missing that you’d like to answer? Your email. . . . . . .
What first name would you like used in the book to quote you?
How old are you?
Girl or boy?
What city and country do you live in?
Gracias! Merci! Danke! Arrigato! Chi chi!

> > > > >Previous Books:
> > > > > Essential Energy Tools book and 3 videos.
> > > > > 21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces,
Schools and Governments. (Equality Press)
> > > > > How to Create Your Ideal Workplace (Equality Press)
> > > > > The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)
> > > > > 50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books)
> > > > > 50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press)
> > > > > ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality
Press)
> > > > > How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce (Equality Press)
> > > > > ed. Women's Culture (Scarecrow Press)
ÿ > > > > Ed. Women's Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press, 2005)

fathmatha's picture

Hello

Dear Gayle

I think the book sounds very exciting. I have already sent the questions to several NGOs in the Maldives.

I will try to circulate the questions to some schools. I will try to circulate to my network members in South Asia as well.

Best of luck on your book.

Warm regards

Fathimath

Ms. Fathimath Afiya
PhD candidate in Human Rights and Peace Studies
Social Activist
Republic of Maldives
Tel: (960) 7776530

Sharese's picture

Welcome!

Welcome to WorldPulse! This is a wonderful place to let your voice be heard.

It sounds like you are definitely making a difference and impacting your community. I commend you! Strong women with voices to be heard are so important in the world over.

This is a great place to connect with other like-minded people and be inspired and exchange ideas and resources. Let me know fi you need any assistance navigating the site or connecting to people/groups.

I very very much look forward to reading more about you, your organization and the journey you are on to help the people of South Asia!

Much Peace,

Sharese

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