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How do you make a difference in the world? How do you speak out on behalf of those who cant?
The truth is that we have the power to help others right at our fingertips but equally the same, many of us (women) face a wall blocking our freedom of expression.

I am a citizen of the world and as such, I want to exercise my right to speak, inform, challenge, even shock to open up the eyes of many out there that women still today are suffering injustices and abuses!

I may not be a professional journalist, I may not be eloquent but I have been given the gift to think, the capacity to learn and access to resources....so I intend to use them! To represent others comes with a great responsibility because I cannot in all certainty know that I am representing well or that I am truly embodying what others wish to say. However I am a believer in justice and through this I will actively seek to do what it is right...

‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ Gandhi said, well for change to happen it needs to come from each one of us, let’s create a movement, One voice. We are even more accountable now, as we have technology to support our cause. The internet/ web is a powerful tool that we have to reach millions and create awareness and consciousness; to speak on behalf of those silent voices; to awaken dormant minds...Let's unite and empower ourselves as women, of all generations, that we have the right to be treated equally and given the same opportunities because through that we will create a more balanced world, freer from violence, better societies, stronger economies...

Some may wonder, ‘Why bother?’ Because the world it is what it and it has always been this way…but it is not! We have achieved much throughout history i.e. new social movements, rights to vote, rights to our sexual reproduction in some countries, rights to work, rights to political participation…however there is still a long way to go... We have moved away from some really ‘old school’ thinking yet in many places women struggle tremendously and many remain uneducated. Let’s not forget how women are still victims to domestic violence everywhere in the world!

This is the time to say ‘No more!’ and let’s stand up for our right as citizens, as human beings that all of us, no matter our gender, colour, race, educational status have the right to live in liberty of oppression and injustices. We can all make a difference and that difference begins today within us…

‘Have a cool head and a warm heart!’(that phrase really stuck with me, someone very special told me as a way to deal with troubles in the world). So let’s think clearly but with real conviction and passion that we can make a difference and create the change we wish to see in the world!

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Leelee's picture

I will be reciting "Have a

I will be reciting "Have a cool head and a warm heart" and make it my mantra :) Thanks for this and I enjoyed reading your post!

'Harlem: A Dream Deferred' - Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
Like a syrupy sweet?

Lilith784's picture

Great post!

Thank you, Sabrina! I am excited to read more about your work and your vision. And I will write the same phrase on my mirror - isn't it amazing how sometimes people appear in our lives and say just the words we need to hear at the time?
In friendship,
Andrea

Sarah Diop's picture

Thank you!

Sabrina, thank you for your post and your passion. Your positive vision for the future is expressed in this piece and you do speak for many of us women around the world. I look forward to reading more of what you have to say.

Thank you again!

Sarah

Wishing you many Blessings,

Sarah

Sabrina Urrutia's picture

thanks a lot!

Thank you for your kind words! Feel very inspired :))
It is great to be part of this community!

Sabrina Urrutia
Activist for Peace :)

StandStrong's picture

Everyone can make a difference

Dear Sabrina - I like your Gandhi quote "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Giving good example speaks volumes and has always been the best model for change. Continue to be strong, to learn and look for the countless possibilities to connect with others who share your belief in advancing freedom of expression to make a difference in the world. Choose a cause, embrace the gift of Web 2.0 resources, and go forward with confidence.

Hi Sabrina thanks for sharing your insights on plans that you would like to do for women..hope we'll get to read more about your engagement with women and it's vision of empowering them.. there are many women in all corners of the world, who does not have access to technology and whose voice cannot be heard..Definitely their silent voices can be heard through you and won't be silent any longer...Go ahead and be a voice for them!

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