Afghan Women live in Web 2.0,
After receiving our first assignment, I found a new hope with the term, ‘Web 2.0’, a window of associated web applications, which opens ways for sharing my information and hope with all humans.
On the way back to university, in the Kabul Airport, I saw an Afghan wife, wearing a black burqa and covering her face except her two eyes. While checking with her passport, the security asked her to show up her face. She asked the husband for permission; I barely could guess that the husband refused. The guard asked again, her eyes gazed toward the husband’s eyes. And later, he nodded to open her Neqab. This did not show our culture or our religion, but a woman’s suppressed rights. She has not been taught to be in her own, and have no one to guide her to become a self-determined woman. Afghan women have to be taught, mentored, and instructed in a way that can help them and the future generation of Afghanistan. The Web 2.0 will open Afghan women’s minds toward the world of liberty. For me, the most exciting thing about Web 2.0 is that it gives us voice to talk openly on behalf of my oppressed Afghan sisters. For decades, Afghan women are kept away from communications and working for their true potential. But the Web 2.0 can build their communication back with the world women. Web 2.0 will help them to get education for getting their freedom, dignity, and identity.
By Web 2.0, women will get an open way of raising their voices through their writings to exchange thoughts in a single page, which is accessible, and then to change the world. From the histories till now, the very rooted problem for women is that people, most probably, men believe that women are illogical. As we all are human beings and do not know about the mystery of being and living and dying, but by thinking and sharing. The one solution is that Web 2.0 will bring these women together to write their thoughts and philosophy for sharing with people. Even the illiterate women can be helped, by being interviewed with the other empowered women of their communities and can be part of our page for shaking the world of darkness in order to open a way to light.
Since 2009, I am also a tiny pulse of the wide World Pulse, whatever I have experienced and hope for Afghanistan, I have shared with the people by the World Pulse. It has encouraged me to write my hopes for hopeless Afghan women; it gives me the voice that I was not born with it, and the opportunities, which I have not expected before. So, these tools in Web 2.0, creating friendship with the world women, will empower me not to be afraid of the word killers, but to believe on my own voice. After, being part of Web 2.0; I am exposed to the world and my voice is hearable by the world.