Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Web 2.0: Putting Power in a Woman's Voice.

Ever since the use of social media have been introduced, it has paved so much way for me in a way that it has become very hard for someone to overlook my voice or speak for me, more so as a woman. For centuries a woman’s voice has been ignored, a woman was, and still is in some parts of the world, only to be seen and not to be heard: The male dominated society has for centuries decided the destiny of a woman, the one that fits their needs and pleases their desires, with no consideration whatsoever if the same destiny will make or break this woman. Gratefully however the society is not immune to change, hence the revolution of global communication and media and the introduction of Web 2.0 has given an opportunity for women to promote our voices and uphold our union.

What I find so exciting about Web 2.0 is the way it is so friendly designed and user centered. I can easily interact and share ideas and information. It allows me to collaborate with others in various social media dialogues as my own content creator in a virtual community. In Web.2.0 my information flows freely and I can express my ideas without fear of repression, it has made internet usage a true democratic system, my own digital democracy.

Web 2.0 have given birth to a new generation of grassroots women leaders. We are beginning to use this technology to speak our minds and share our visions to make a difference for social change and for the better future. With this technology I see the world of women coming together as one village. For this short time that I have used World Pulse for instance, it has allowed me to learn new ideas and be well informed about what is happening globally.

See! I thought I knew how powerful a woman’s voice could be, but i thought wrong, World Pulse has exceeded my imagination! Now I can keep my own online library in my journal, publish my articles, introduce and my ideas and get so much suggestions from others, I also share my experience with other women globally.

I see Web 2.0 bringing many solutions to the global women's empowerment movement; we can now access resources that, if well used can allow us to participate in our countries’ political and economic decision-making. As a woman I feel empowered to advocate for the rights of girls and what they believe, I see opportunities to connect with grassroots women leaders from around the globe and I can now be a part of a movement that aims at increasing awareness of women needs, improve women’s quality of life in both developing and developed countries, educate women to know and understand their rights, also enable women to participate more fully in issues that affect them.

Web 2.0 offers us a networking and mentoring necessary to expand and amplify our voices and collaborate with other change-makers around the world. Web 2.0 literary puts power of information in the hands of a woman and give room for the realization and growth of a strong and empowered woman.


William62's picture

Putting Power in Woman's Voices

Excellent post! I was impressed by the logical progression and power in your writing. Keep up the good work.

Harnessing the power of the internet by utilizing social networking in a fertile area of research at the moment. I would be interested in learning about efforts you may be involved with, both success stories and lessons learned.

Good luck!

Aida Dervishi's picture

Dear Abella, I really enjoyed

Dear Abella,

I really enjoyed reading your post. I couldn't agree more with you that in the past women voice has been ignored but here is our chance to speak up!

Well Done!
Good luck to you!

abella's picture

Thank you!

Thank you Aida and William for appreciating my post.

My community and my own life experience has taught me much.

William maybe we can communicate more in my email for information.

Blessings to all.

I am because we are :-)

alia's picture

i enjoyed it too Abella ,i hope

i enjoyed it too Abella ,i hope we can change somthing at the last :)

abella's picture


Hi Alia,

The Hope is vivid and is bound to happen, and we are the ones to affect the same...:-).

I am because we are :-)

viochan's picture

And putting a woman's voice in power!

I love your post. To me, it denotes a mind that is organized and careful, yet passionate and fun! I really enjoyed the examples you gave and how you zoomed in and out, from the personal to the global, back to the personal. Your words are warm, but strong; playful but serious all at the same time.

My favorite part is hearing you talk about the future and about your work empowering girls. This gives me tremendous hope and cements my belief that there are women out there who will one day truly change the world.

Continue the great work you're doing.



abella's picture

Thank you!

Hi Viochan,

As I read your thoughts about my writing I real feel appreciated to know that my writing style touches someone somewhere, and my expression meets someone's mind and the understanding is mutual, that, we share the same vision and we want to combat the same problems.

I believe, with us women all determined with same vision for our betterment ,we will surely bring a difference and meet our desire.

Best of luck in all you do.

I am because we are :-)

Noriah Ismail's picture

Great Post

Hi Abella,

Your post is inspiring especially to others with similar missions and visions.

The way you enlightened readers on the history of women' voice and destiny shows that you are in touch

with the past as well as the present situation engulfing women in many parts of the world - and they certainly need

people like you to lend a helping hand and inspire them.

Dr.Noriah Ismail
Senior Lecturer
Academy of Language Studies
UiTM Segamat Johor

abella's picture


Dear Noriah,

I am humbled to hear that you find my post insipiring, one of the things i real appreciate in life is the legacy left by those who went before us, i do believe there is some positivity in what they did, especially the women regadless of what tey went through, but their doings for the society can never be shadowed.

And definetelly i will continue to flag their efforts so that their labour should not be in vain but mark it as a start for us to do even better.

Blessings :-)

I am because we are :-)

Hello Abella!
I'm one of the listeners for your Week One Assignment. I really enjoyed reading your journal entry and sharing in your excitement to participate in Voices Of The Future. The positive energy and enthusiasm your writing reflects is so infectious! I’m sure you are a tremendous motivational speaker as you indicate in your profile is one of your vocations. Your writing expresses a positive vision for the future and a commitment to promote global issues through the eyes of women. I was moved by your comment that Web 2.0 allows you to express your ideas without fear of repression, that it is your own “digital democracy”. In your next three assignments I would encourage you to share more personal experiences as an underrepresented voice, as well as examples of your leadership abilities (which I have no doubt there are many) so we can learn more about you. Also, as a technical matter, be aware of the word count limits on your VOF journal entries as this assignment slightly exceeded the maximum. Keep up the good work!
Your friend, Valerie
p.s… I LOVE your profile photo!

abella's picture

It is exciting to hear from you!

Hello Valerie,

I am real humbled to hear from you, it is real encouraging to hear that my writing has insipired and touch you.

Also thank you for the advice, yes, i have also noticed that i have slightly exceeded the words, i will try my best in my next assignment.

I have already handled in my second assignment, i have tried to share my personal experience but not so much, i kinda find it abit challenging to keep it short yet touch all the necessary part of the assignment but i guess that is what writing and jounalism is all about.I will definetelly work on the feedback to improve my next assignment and writting.

Again, my heart is filled with gratitude to hear from you.

Blessings and best of luck in your endevours.

I am because we are :-)

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative