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Empower the Woman,Empower the Society

Topmost among what excites me about Web 2.0, is its power to connect women across continents and all walks of life in a global community where they get an opportunity/opportunities to raise their voice to be heard by all, right from the sophisticated and elite to the most naïve at the grass root level.
Web 2.0 Citizen Journalism and Empowerment programme, is a solution provider in totality. Englishmen say “Knowledge is Power”, the website has given the woman a platform to acquire knowledge which empowers them in the long run. The empowerment is without discrimination.
Environmental conservation-imagine over 560 VOF applicants all using hard copy training materials? This would mean that several trees would need to be fallen off to provide the stationery, in addition commuting to a central place for live classrooms leading to untold air pollution, all contributing to environmental degradation. Online courses are a relief.
Web 2.0 contributes greatly to the strengthening of social networks, “no man is an island” thus socialization is healthy and paramount for every human. If restricted to face to face interactions it would be time consuming and not cost-effective, thanks to Web 2.0 which has provided an arena for the same even at the comfort of our homes. Women globally can interact freely and conveniently and form alliances aimed at dealing with social injustices directed to women.
Nurturing of talent-the tombs remain the wealthiest in terms of unexploited talent buried several feet underneath. What a better forum to nurture writing/journalism talent for the women globally than Web 2.0,which gives fair opportunity to all to speak and be heard?
Offers productive pastime to women-this is two-pronged as it benefits both the writer and the reader, in this case the writer can express herself without fear while the reader is informed and entertained-edutainment.
The current and foreseen opportunities for my empowerment are as follow:
 Challenge to give back to the community-giving back to the community is the greatest gift to humanity. With daily online interactions with women who have rolled out great initiatives to build the local women capacity, why not me?
 Communication skills-written communication is one of the strongest forms of communication especially due to its advantage of future referencing, I have noted improvement in my writing skills and this can only be better with the kind of exposure offered exclusively here.
 Establishment and strengthening of social networks-with this, I have managed to interact with women working with Most At Risk Populations in HIV Prevention, particularly the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Plans are underway to develop partnership with a local NGO which I interacted with here.
 Capacity building in MS Office applications- I have experienced immense improvement in running computers, all thanks to this programme, I can’t type more faster, and has acquired better understanding of the Computer Commands. Keep up the woman empowerment, for its’ said “educate a woman, educate whole society “likewise “empower the woman and empower whole society”.


akaneko's picture

Truly inspirational!

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself - I am serving as a Listener for World Pulse this year and am excited and honored to have the opportunity to read your work! Reading your assignment for week 1 has truly gotten me inspired and I am looking forward to continuing this journey with you and all of the other applicants. Your assignment shows that you have a solid understanding of the mission of World Pulse and that you whole-heartedly embrace this organization and everything that it stands for. You clearly have a great sense of the bigger picture of the work that women are doing through World Pulse.

I had the chance to read through your biography on your profile and I hope that you include stories from your personal experiences into all of your assignments. The obstacles that you have conquered and overcome are awe-inspiring and you have the power to motivate and educate others! I know that I personally was moved and touched by your story. Thank you for sharing your work with us and I cannot wait to see where this journey takes you!

Best wishes,


Manvitha's picture

Nice post!


It was really nice reading your post and I quite agree with your view that Web2.0 is indeed accessible to all kinds of diverse people. Your sentence “this empowerment is without discrimination” is a powerful one. It would be great to build on this idea, highlight it and see what consequences flow out if it…bravo!
I’d also like to mention that you seem to have really thought about this systematically! :) that’s great! Looking forward to reading more of your posts now!

olakitike's picture


I particularly appreciate the way you clearly define how web 2.0 will enable you as an individual to empower others. I am glad to hear that you have noticed an improvement in your writing skills. I hope to read much more from you as you go on in this journey.
Warm Wishes

carsongitau's picture


Thanks Alison for your awesome comments,i not only embrace World Pulse,but truly speaking it is my life.In it i have found answers to my and women problems,thus it is a solution provider in totality.I am glad we are in this journey together even as i get to feature my personal experiences in the oncoming assignments.

Grace Gitau.

Empowered Woman

carsongitau's picture

Without Discrimination!!!

Hi Manvitha,

Thanks for your kind words Manvitha,for sure i look forward to get my writing skills to the international standards.I noted there was some typo in my assignment,i meant i can type much faster.On top of this,i have improved my skills in other araes like,use of Word Count,World Clock and Translation Tool.I am proud to be part of the World Pulse.

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