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Web 2.0 Introduction

It is very exciting to learn about web 2.0.
Web.2.0 is a very powerful tool for women locally and internationally to interact. It creates a platform for women to engage among themselves on issues that matter the most.

It being women- to women- concept it brings out clearly issues close at heart of women.
The fact that it believes in women capability.” Which we are all not born with journalist knowledge and skills but through Web.2.0 we are can be journalist”

The other thing that excites me is the aim of web.2.0 to ensure that women actively participate in media, ensure that women are key decision makers and reduce gender stereotyping in media through engaging grassroots women.

The fact that it is an online safe space for all women to interact and share personal stories. Where women willingly volunteer their stories and also interact with other from all over the world. It is owned by women for women empowerment.
The fact that it gives women the ability to travel through personal life journey, through storytelling and writing excites me a lot.

Web 2.0 will bring, women –media solutions .Ability to fight gender stereotyping and discrimination. Ensure that women given equal opportunity to publish stories that are of significance to them ,sensitive to their issues and that are developmental.

It will also ensure that women full and actively participate in media activities and campaigns .It will bring technology and media close to the women.

It will enable women to amplify their voices, develop networks, and collaborate with other change-makers around the world.

Yes, it is going to be empowering to me .I will be able to get skills, knowledge and ideas on how to better engage adolescent girls in media/Tell their stories. It is going to give me the much needed skills I can pass to other grass -root women and girls


jacintai's picture

women and web 2.0

Hi Felistah,

Thanks for your post - it's wonderful to hear your ideas as to how women around the world can take advantage of web 2.0. I agree that web 2.0 can be a powerful tool to encourage women to share personal stories, amplify their voices and bring them closer to media and technology, while also reducing gender stereotyping.

I'd be really interested to hear how women in Kenya experience gender stereotyping through the media... many women in Australia also have trouble with the way women are portrayed in mainstream media.

Warm wishes and thanks again for your insightful post,


Myrthe's picture

Thank you!

Felistah, I love reading your ideas about how web 2.0 can beused to give women a voice and to break down gender-stereotypes.

In your profile I noticed you have a blog. I was wondering if you already have used any web 2.0 media in your own work with young women? I'd love to hear more about your own experiences or your plans with web 2.0!

Thank you for sharing your ideas!


Felistah's picture

Yes, i have shared a little

Yes, i have shared a little on my experience.
if your interested i cn forward the girls work.

Founder /Director
Fortress of Hope Africa

Singmila Shimrah's picture

Hi felistah I like your

Hi felistah

I like your sharings about Web 2.0. It's true that women across the world are able to connect, share, interact, discuss, support and encourage each other. thanks for giving us ideas on how Web 2.0 will reduce gender stereotyping and discrimination. Hope you'll continue to share about concerns and issues that confronts Kenyan adoslescent girls through this medium and be a voice for them..Thank you

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