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A journey to the World through its Women’s Pulse

A journey to the World through its women’s Pulse

After finishing my BA in international and European studies I found myself working with women who want to get involved in politics. My story on World Pulse started when a friend and colleague of mine forwarded me the program telling me that it would be perfect for me as I dealt with women issues. As a young woman who takes pride in her Albanian – Greek education and full of enthusiasm I joined immediately as the idea of talking with women around the world who might have the same interests with me fascinated me. I started to read profiles and posts trying to connect with women who might have interests in politics and I found some. But to tell the truth it was more that that, my hidden feeling was that even those women may have no interest in politics right now they might have in the future. Since most of the women out there have overcome difficult situations, have managed to study, create families, get involved in their communities, educate and help others, they can also participate in decision making and shape the future of their nations tomorrow.

Reading about other women stories on World Pulse has opened to me a new world, as a global diary where women fearlessly take the floor and speak up about their difficulties, their obstacles and what have made them the persons of today. And in this journey I share the same vision with all the women out there, a vision of a societal change for a better future and a fairer society where women have an active role to play. Because the problems that our societies face do not differ much from country to country, on the contrary are problems of humankind which in Keynes words would be how «to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty». Social justice concerns all aspects of life. In Plato’s terms a good society is a just society. In such a society people call for a more fair distribution of wealth, better social services and better education. Government on the other hand most of the times is confronted with distrust and scepticism because sometimes it fails to ensure the rule of law and to lay the ground for the establishment of a more fair economic growth. Along with that, individual liberty as the very basic right of people to express their opinions freely is a key value of democracy. At the same time individuals entitled to this liberty also form the basis of civil society and they should strengthen it by participating in public life.

To sum up, societal change is a combination of many factors, both economic and political. Women should be active part of this change and play an important role in this direction by encouraging people to participate in public life.
I feel this is both a challenge and a vision for all of us!

Comments

Leina's picture

Sure Aida,together we can

Sure Aida,together we can make it

Eliana's picture

Dear Aida, thank you for the

Dear Aida,
thank you for the entry in your journal. I agree with what you are saying and I think that the problems all countries around the world are facing are to sum up in the same terms. And the solution you point out is surely the best: giving women the voice to speak for themselves and to participate actively in the decisionmaking process.
Thank you for your vision and keep on fighting for it because you are not alone
Peace to you
Eliana

Eliana

ola.mahadi's picture

Working for better future

It is true that we as women need to work on our society if we was'nt change we should work for it to be achieved but sometime women just let go and quite so working with society always remain a challenging since you simply might not live to see it happen at least this the fact here in my county from my point of view but this doesn't stop me from trying

Regards
Ola

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace
www.suwepmovement.org

deltaqueen's picture

Yes!

Yes, women can multi-task and still be strong and great leaders! Yes, equality has its own challenges but we are creative, educated visionaries who strive for "liberty and justice for all".
Continue to build your platform to reach the world.

Peace,
Shawanna

IvanaG's picture

Excellent!

Hi Aida,

I loved your post! Everything you said is true and women should involve in the decision making process in their communities. Like you mentioned, we all share the somehow same vision and that's why World Pulse is so strong and powerful - so many voices, so much strength, so much willingness that inevitably brings to a better change.
I also liked what you said: "My hidden feeling was that even those women may have no interest in politics right now they might have in the future. Since most of the women out there have overcome difficult situations, have managed to study, create families, get involved in their communities, educate and help others, they can also participate in decision making and shape the future of their nations tomorrow". I believe this is the vision of World Pulse and by looking for people like us as citizen journalists - to recognize the strength and vision of people and make it happen.

Great job!
Ivana

Jocelynbrazil's picture

A challenge and a vision!

Aida,
Thank you for your wise comments and your strong writing. I am so glad World Pulse has inspired you in the way it does and that your bring your unique knowledge to the table as your bravely share your thoughts and words.
Jocelyn

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