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Bringing about change through Web 2.0

Web 2.0 has unending possibilities for people what I would like to call a “ Change Person” who’s had the zeal to work for the social norms and prejudices existent in the society. For someone who’s always been hesitant to speak their mind about something they believe should change because of the many dominant voices who’ll say it’s perfectly right. Web 2.0 is the answer to people who have no idea about how to share their ideas and concerns with its foundations based on social networking, interaction with the global community, citizen journalism. Also it facilitates the exchange of ideas amongst believers of women empowerement which can help in understanding women issues from a global perspective.
The thing that excites me so much about Web 2.0 is the myriads of ways for expressing opinions. The social consiousness I could bring about a taboo in a manner of minutes through Web 2.0 is not possible through any other channels of communications and the best part of it is the fact that it helps me bring such critical issues to the attention of the entire world.For instance, if I had to talk about domestic violence which is a prevalent yet unreported issue in Nepal, I can express it many ways through pictures, videos and even launch a twitter debate to get people talking about a subject that is consiously ignored and hidden by victims themselves in fear of being ridiculed by the society.
There can be no better example of utilizing Web2.0 for women empowerment issues than World Pulse. If it had not been for World Pulse I would not have been able to voice my opinions about the wrongs done to women in my society and bring their silent voices to people who believe in women empowerment. It is indeed the most decisive tool of making one’s voice heard for people who dare to talk about issues that are considered taboo in their society and even going a step further of sharing it with the whole world.

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usha kc's picture

You have expressed your

You have expressed your experience very clearly , and it's one of powerful vision .
I am with you sis.

Ariee's picture

Thankyou

Dear Usha,

Thanks for the comments. I'm looking foward to reading your new article :)

Astha Joshi

Monica Clarke's picture

You have it all, and much more

Dearest Ariee, thank you for writing your words and for talking your talk.

I look at your picture and think, I wonder how old this wise young person is? I sense that you are going to be filled with so much information that it will want to burst out of you. I also sense that each package of information delivered to you will contain an equal amount of explosive zeal, and as you open the packet the channels needed to spread the information it contains will present themselves to you. And I know that you will never smirk the responsibility and will take up your tools and do what needs to be done.

Lots of strength and love from Monica in France

Monica Clarke, Writer & Storyteller, bringing human rights alive.
I wish you 'Nangamso', that is: May you continue to do the good work which you do so well.
(A blessing from my ancestors, the Khoikhoi, the first people of South Africa).

Ariee's picture

Thankyou for your encouraging words

Thankyou Monica,

For your kind and encouraging workds and especially for taking the time out to read my article. I'll try my best to express my views with even more clarity. :)

Astha Joshi

jap21's picture

Hi Ariee

Your body is like a sponge, full of water and waiting to be squeezed. The water is the passion within you, that you must let out so that the world will be touched by the water that gives life. Let go! Squeeze the water and feel the fun of it all!

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Ariee's picture

Thankyou

Dear Jackie!

Thanks for your kind comments. :)

Astha Joshi

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