ONE VISION: ALL WOMEN UNITE(D)!
As I glanced and read through the stories of some of the women present on World Pulse and participating at the program Voices of the Future 2010, I realized, that we all face the same challenges, no matter where we come from or where we are living.
In every woman I met and befriended with, I discovered a side of myself or of my community or a part of my life-story. So, in my eyes there are no individual challenges or barriers: we are all fighting and struggling to gain our place in society and to let our voices be heard from the United States to Australia, all across the globe.
Gender inequality and gender-based violence, environmental issues, racism, corruption, illiteracy, sanitation topics, migration and integration, war, starvation and exploitation in all its various forms are present everywhere. In some countries they are stronger felt than in others because of the consequences they bring along. The focus is not to be put solely on this but on the lessons learned by ourselves or by other populations and people who went through it before us.
Pulse Wire helped me realize that a ground for common action has been created where women can meet, talk about, share and exchange their experiences in a protected atmosphere. I learned a lot on this journey and every time I read through the different journals I feel the positivity and inspiration of all women, and the will and strength for a change!
Working in the area of integration of migrant women in Italy, I realized the fundamental importance of literacy and education of women to make them feel and be active part of the society and recognize the potential for change in themselves. My work gives me the chances to get deep insight into a variety of different cultures, traditions, and challenges and so I like to share my “little discoveries” with all women on the site. If there is an offer for grants, fellowships, training I like sharing it because it can make the difference for some women. If I read interesting books, I share my idea on them with others to set up an exchange and to learn to see through other women’s eyes. If there are actions taken to raise awareness for situations that are not dealt with in the news, I post them in my journal because I find it important to inform.
I think we are all interconnected. There is not an I and them. We are all inhabitants of one and the same planet and face similar challenges. So let’s make our energy flow and reach out for a positive, active change:ALL TOGETHER AS A (COM)UNITY!