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Think Globally and Work Locally

I have a vision that Women from all over the world can speak up and let their voices be heard by using all the tool that are available. In addition, Women should have the ability to use the most powerful tool to raise their voices which is Web 2.0. Many Women in the world are discriminated even in powerful countries. A lot of women's issues are hidden, and no one knows about it such as, the rape issues. I have worked on a project to provide legal protection for women who are sexually abused, and noticed that women prefer not to speak against the abuser because she is afraid from him and from the society. I believe that if we bring these new tools of Web 2.0 to these women, we will do a great change in their life. How we will be able to do that change only by using Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 gives the women the chance to make relationships with other women in order to share opportunities or building friendship… etc. Through Web 2.0 the abused women will know that they are not alone in this world, and she will speak up trying to stop her suffering. Some times we can see that a group of women can use the Internet to network and come together to stop discriminating, moreover, they let the world know that they are human beings. For example, there is a campaign called 16 Day of Activism against Violence campaign. Thus, by using the new tools of using Internet, women will be aware of the campaign and events around the world and d will be able to take an action for their causes.

Finally, there is a proverb saying that think globally and work locally. So I need this training in Web 2.0, Citizen Journalism and Empowerment Training Program. This program will give me the new knowledge, and transfer what II have to the Yemeni women practically and theoretically


Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Ghaidaa, I really liked

Dear Ghaidaa,

I really liked your article! I especially liked that you spoke about a specific problem (sexual assault) and what women are doing now to combat this. I think that Web 2.0 is a powerful tool for breaking the silence that holds us all back, and I encourage you to keep up your work in Yemen!

Kind regards,


"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

ghaidaa's picture

Thank you Rachael

Thank you Rachael

Ghaidaa M. Al.absi

Greta's picture

Hello Ghaidaa

Thank you for sharing your thoughts here in the Pulse Wire Community. The most positive point in your piece is the opportunity for building relationships, networking, sharing resources, and shining light on issues that can not remain in the shadows. That will be one of the most valuable tools we have going forward I believe, is the ability to reach many through new technology, as demonstrated here in this online community.

I admire your work and your insight into issues in Yemen. Please continue to share here, and continue to reach out!

In Kindness,


ghaidaa's picture

Thank you Gretchen

Thank you Gretchen

Ghaidaa M. Al.absi

Dando's picture


Nice article girl
keep it up

ola.mahadi's picture

Ghaidaa Hope you make it

If it is not this training it will be other one at least now you know what you need and you know what web 2.0 can offer for your work keep it up and i believe we are all here to help each other keep walking as your name mean in arabic

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