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We've Got the Power

Web 2.0 global transformations have enlightened the whole world empowering women all over. The most inevitable evidence in women development in the last few years is the expansion and knowledge of web 2.0, the most invigorating facts about web 2.0 that excites me are that women are not discriminated on the basis of gender and everyone and anyone can share, write, read, learn, search and educate without any social exclusion and gender stereotypes barriers. This global influx of ICT is providing a platform opening a casement to the worlds for a woman, present in remotest parts of the globe. Web 2.0 is determining factor to innovation, invention, wealth creation and development.

Web 2.0 has created new way to socialize and interact with the world. Discuss the latest issues, play games, and share tips on shopping, fashion, beauty secrets, recipes, photos, videos, bookmarks, blogs, business etc. Most importantly it is about empowerment through information gathering and sharing for women. Women drive the Blogging phenomenon according to a research “36 million women participate in the bolgspehre weekly: 15 million publish at least once a week and 21 million read/comment weekly. Even more fascinating is that greater than 50 % of women blogs are reliable sources for information”

The web 2.0 is paving a way and escalating the global women empowerment movement. It has provided a direction and freedom to women. The potential of web 2.0 in distance education, spreading knowledge and nurturing economic growth in developed and developing country has been widely recognized.

Web 2.0 gives opportunity to be heard
Any one can report violence against women by using web 2.0 and the story can be announced before the print and electronic media can break it.

Web 2.0 is a universal equalizer, enabler & integrator
It is enabling free, equal and one stop access to information, services and opportunities.

Web 2.0 is changing the world rapidly
It is a transformational technology it is shifting the balance of power by gender inclusion empowering human potential both women and men.

Web 2.0 is empowering me in countless ways In Quetta, Pakistan we do not have any institutions that can provide any latest journalistic tact’s, in my masters I was only taught the obsolete journalism course. By being a participant in pulse wire I will be the only one from my city getting this training and enhancing my journalistic abilities. On Saturday here in Quetta four female teachers were burned by acid attack and before any other media channel I posted it on my facebook wall. Now I am mailing NGOs and human rights to get help for the victims. I have also written a blog about it and I am trying to highlight the issue.

Spread the word out ladies and show the world that we can speak four ourselves and our helpless victimized sisters all around the world.

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Meena Afghan's picture

Nice to meet you

Agree with you in our area the violence against women is in peak as compared to other places in world.

Peace Seeker,

sana arzak's picture

I agree

Yes you are right meena the women in our countries suffer a lot and no one is there to help them out in their plight.

Dextra's picture

equalizing power of web 2.0 - great!

Sana, I love how you mention that Web 2.0 tools are a force that equalize the environment to women, because I think sometimes those of us that do not face some of the same barriers that you do, forget about that fact and I think it is one of the most important things about Web 2.0 tools, so thank you for bringing that up in your essay. Well done. You have a great voice and are harnessing your own power through the use of Web 2.0. - wonderful example that you share of your own actions using FB to spread the news first of what has happened to women in your own city. Keep up the good work!

sana arzak's picture

Thank u

Thank you so much dextra Yes it is difficult to think of the barriers when you are not familiar with the environment i am happy at least you are trying..in our country there are females who are not even allowed to touch mobiles to communicate web 2.0 is totally alien to them..but in my opinion the people who use it should project their voice too.
thank you 4 appreciating.

atwahirwa's picture

Web 2.0

Thank you Sana, I do appreciate the point that web 2.0 can help to create networks... but in some other parts of the World, this technology allows women who have been subject to harassment to report the incident anonymously by mobile phone SMS or online social networking sites..The information is compiled into a database that utilises open-source mapping technology to create a digital map of harassment "hotspots

AIMABLE TWAHIRWA

Greta's picture

Thank You Sana

Hello Sana,

I wanted to reply and reinforce that your voice is being heard from a distant place. I thank you for sharing your thoughts around the power of Web 2.0. I was very saddened to read about the violent attack on the teachers. I admire your conviction in shining light on such a terrible, terrible circumstance. I support you from afar and will continue to listen to your voice and your stories,

Be Well,
Gretchen

sana arzak's picture

Thank you

Than you so much aimable you have provided me with a useful information, this tool will be very helpful in fighting against Voilence against women all over the world.

sana arzak's picture

i am pleased

Hello Greta,
Thank you greta for reading i am so happy that i can be heard and can be connected to the world. I agree the acid attack was terrifying it has spread the terror all over women in my city, they are afraid and reluctant to go out. I ll speak for the plight of women in our city and will share happenings in future also.

Regards
Sana Arzak

Hiba's picture

phenomenal simplicity.

Hi Sana,

I love it how you portrayed the benefits of web 2.0 in your post. Your voice made me further reflect on the idea that women in different parts of the World have varying concerns of different types and levels, but we all run with the conviction that it is just the right time to make ourselves heard. Web 2.0 is one instrumental tool that definitely helps us raise the Voice.

Shine on!
Hiba

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