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Johannesburg, South Africa: I have landed my feet at Women'sNet, a feminist organisation that works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

This is part of my journey to empowerment after having completed the VOF training programme. I will be in South Africa until Novemebr this year.

My journey started on Friday 11 June 2010 - the same day when the world cup soccer matches kicked off in South Africa. I could hear the 'vuvuzela', the singing and shouting and this send so much excitement which flowed in my blood like a bolt of lightening. Yes, I could feel it and after all this madeness ends i will say, "I was there."

There is so much happening here that i will share with you particularly on how Women's'sNet is using ICT to strategically create a society where women and girls are equal participants and agents of social change.

Til then


olutosin's picture

Congrats! Learn, learn and Learn

Congratulations sister! This is the time to learn....Welldone as we eagerly await your educative posts..

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


Thank you my sister and indeed, this is the time to learn. I will share with you and the rest of the women online everything that will also empower them

Carri Pence's picture

I am so excited to hear about

I am so excited to hear about your powerful adventure with Women's Net. Thanks so much for taking this ground breaking action and may the Pulsewire community bring you the support you need throughout your work. Thanks so much, you have proven to be a source of strength here at World Pulse.
With love and gratitude,
Carri Pence

cad_communication's picture

My pillar of strength

You and everyone online have been my pillar of strength. I continue to learn more from the amazing discussions that take place on pulsewire. I have since grown to become a startegic thinker and my writing skills have improved.
Visit to read some of the articles that i have written

jadefrank's picture


Dearest Gertrude,

This is fantastic news - congratulations! I have been pouring over the Women's Net website and it just feels like a perfect fit for you and a great match for your skill sets, interests and vision.

You have been a leader throughout VOF, and beyond within the PulseWire community. You have raised so many important issues and brought them to light for global discussions. You were the inspiration behind our Action Blogging Campaigns, which we'll be kicking off again next week. So it is a joy for me to see you stepping up to this new, exciting role within such a powerful organization and expanding your advocacy work to other regions of Africa.

Enjoy every moment of this new journey and know that we are celebrating with you and eager to hear more about your work!


cad_communication's picture

I feel so lucky

Oh Jade, I feel so lucky to be here.

I know that after my six months stay here i would have learned so much.

I will keep my eyes opened for the next action blogging campaign so that i can participate. I had been off line for long as a was tied up with deadlines.

I will be making regular posts sharing solution oriented articles that will inspire other women internationally.

JaniceW's picture


Am so thrilled with this news and after viewing the site, am very excited about the potential of Women's Net. I know that you will make valuable contributions to the organization and display the leadership you have shown on PulseWire.

I wish you all the very best in this new opportunity and can't wait to hear all about the work you are doing. With deep respect,

Thank you so much Janice,
I will be posting articles online soon and i will also share with you my experiences and my work.


pooza11's picture

congratulation! All the

congratulation! All the best. i m awaiting for all d updates


cad_communication's picture

Thank you

Thank you Pooza. I will be posting the updates soon.

Sharese's picture


This is amazing Gertrude! I have heard of this organization- they have a great website.

Keep well my friend :)

Sharese's picture


PS- Just checked the site again and saw your name+bio. That is awesome!

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