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Ladies Speak out

Ladie arent you Excited? well I am excited about web 2.0's speed and accuracy. I CAN EASILY COLLABORATE AND SHARE MY VIEWS WITH FRIENDS I HAVE NEVER MET. I can network with people based on interests, profession, genderor just friendship. In terms of spped , the feedback is fast or instant and accuracy, feedback is first hand straight from the horse's mouth. I can engage in dialogue about the things that are important to me.

Most of all i can be a citizern journalist withot professional jpurnalism or tarinning, publishing and distributing my stories globally and read other people's stories too. I can have online global suporters by using social networking communities like Pulsewire which allows me to interact, expandmy leadership and get feedback on my ideas and projects.

These Tools bring about Global Women Empowerment, by giving women the abillity to speak out and air their views. Most women globally have been living behind closed walls where their voices are not heard within the communities they live in, but due to Web 2.0 the walls are broken. Through collaboration on online communities their stories are heard and action can be taken to correct the wrongs in our societies as the fight against Female circumcision in Sudan. It is through the courage of such women that more women are inspired to write more stories, therby changing the lives of millions.

It hurts to see that women are the labourers in our societies but more than 755 still have nothing they call their own. I Africa and parts of Asia women work the fields, while men do the easy jobs, but when they harvest, the yield belongs to the husband, Even in urban africa women have a better paycheque but when they serparate, the woman wakls out with only kitchen uternsils, even if 3/4 of the Mortgadge was hers.

Although there are stipulated laws against such gender violence African women don't concider them because they put their children first to serve a marriege.

These Tools are empowering me by enhancing my wisdom and understanding. I have aquired many ideas from networks like Linkidin, Pulsewire, Women Museam, Facebook and Google. I have researched on projects and received ideas from other women, who are carrying out different projrcts across the globe ,which could be viable in Zimbabwe. The best being Muringa tree, which i thought was indeginous to Africa, when it si from India knwn globally as "The Miracle Tree" because of itsa healing properties.

I appeal to al women globally to use Web 2.0 we have endured enough and this is the time endurence should stop!!!


MaDube's picture

I am upset.

I am also upset by the fact that women make the greatest percentage of income earners and breadwinners in most parts of the world yet their efforts are rarely rewarded. It is exactly as you said, the women toil in the fields and the yield belongs to the husband. Such injustices need to be highlighted and with women like you raising the flag and crying foul, I am sure these issues can be resolved.

Nusrat Ara's picture

It is so sad that usually all

It is so sad that usually all the work of women especially housework goes unappreciated. It is true of most places. I loved the post as I could see your passion about the issues of women. Keep writing.



sarahmol's picture

You bring up a lot of good

You bring up a lot of good points about gender-based injustices in not only Africa, but all parts of the world. It's imperative that the voices of women are heard and your voice was definitely heard through this article! Keep up the good work and being an inspiration for women to tell their stories and utilize the technological and communicative tools available.


Iffat Gill's picture


Well said, Internet can indeed be a place to engage with like-minded people and discuss issues of your interest, be it poverty, entrepreneurship or human rights situation in your region.

Looking forward to reading more of your work!

Best wishes.

Iffat Gill

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