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My experience with Web 2.0

Few years ago , I used to spend too much money on phone calls from Yemen to Canada and USA to greet my family and friends on Eid holidays. At that time, emails were only used by business people and can not transfer emotions and exchange gratitude. However , because of Web 2.0, now I can chat with my friends and cousins in the US, write on their walls , know what is going on with their schools , comment on their photos , watch their recent videos and stand for world issues that concern us and share them with people we know as well. Thus, as Web 2.0 interacts with our lives in all what we do, it has a great impact especially when it comes to women issues around the world.

By Web2.0 , we are able to act against violated practices against women. For example, 2010 women's day , I watched a video done by CARE – Canada campaign about supporting women. It was simply by wearing a string on your finger , you show your support to women. It was a fun idea, yet it carried meaningful attitude towards women that we really care about : http://bit.ly/bOkGCa .

On the other hand, we know about global challenges against women and news through Web 2.0. For instance, through twitter , I could follow Ocativa Nasr and her story with CNN. Moreover, I knew that FGM( Genital Mutilation ) is practiced in UK by some African people and how much girls are suffering on the long term because of this practice: http://bit.ly/9wBXlU . Further, I joined the 16th days of activism against violence against women page on facebook to stand against all kinds of violence that hinder women ability to live a normal happy life : http://bit.ly/9T6NJq

Thus, and as a women activists, I took an initiative to translate twitter guide from English to Arabic for Arabic speaking users so that all the community, including women, will benefit from and use it in their daily life to express their need , voice their rights and eradicate stigmatized issues concerning women : http://bit.ly/acQIUS

With photos , videos and blogs we can rise our voices to say no to violence and to promote women's role in society. With the help of Web 2.0 , we knew about "Say NO – UNiTE to End (VAW)Violence against Women" campaign that is led by Nichole Kidman . And with hearts before hands prints and photos, we supported the cause: http://bit.ly/d4391a . Thus, if we unite , as women, with the use of Web 2.0, we will find many doors to go through , many supporters to count on and many obstacles to be vanished in front of our desire to promote women around the world.

Comments

Kathleen Abood's picture

Women activists

Your personal efforts to engage with and support the empowerment of all women is truly commendable. Each action we take helps build a positive coalition of inspiring sisters standing strong together.

Kathleen Abood

sahar's picture

indeed!

Thanks Kathleen for passing by!
Every single effort counts as many women are forcibly marginalized and neglected in every place in this globe. And the challenge is that they do not even know that they are victims as they think it is the norm to be weakened.

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @snuraddin
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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

EleanorJohnstone's picture

Hi Sahar, Thank you so much

Hi Sahar,

Thank you so much for your article above. Truly, you write with a stunning style and poise, and your ability to use the web to enhance your statements is very evident. I really enjoyed the trajectory that you laid out from your days of calling Canada and the US during Eid, to the ways that Web 2.0 has revolutionized your communications with family and friends, and moreover, with your sense of agency on both a local and a global scale. I would love to hear more about how you plan to benefit from Web 2.0. Your work and dedication are truly admirable, keep it up!

~ Eleanor

sahar's picture

Two head

Dear Eleanor

Thanks dear for your encouraging words. Together can do much things as two heads are better than one.

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @snuraddin
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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

Kim Crane's picture

web 2.0 visionary

HI Sahar!

It is fascinating to hear about all the ways you are using web 2.0 for fun and for social change. I would love to hear more about your work creating an Arabic guide for Twitter. As more people, and especially women, around the world gain access, I believe we are going to see these tools change and evolve and grow into an even more powerful force in our society. Keep us updated. It sounds like you are at the forefront of this change!

sahar's picture

Thanks for your words

Dear Kim

If you would like to get a copy of twitter guide in Arabic , Please send me your email and you will get one.

Bests

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @snuraddin
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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

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