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It is no secret, it is just hidden.

I am Nicole. I grew up in a small town in Ontario where inequalities, discrimination, poverty and oppression exist. No this is not a secret, no this does not just exist here, but in every community, all over Canada and all over the world. I want to bring a voice to those people in Canada who grew up in a country where people fail to acknowledge the inequalities around them.

The solutions that Web 2.0 brings to the global women's movement are endless. Earlier this week, my friend shared with me a video of Human Trafficking in Canada. While we see prostituted women or people living on the streets it is not enough to just know these issues exist. People often say 'they chose this' or 'they can get help' but Web 2.0 allows us to speak to these myths or perceptions to help people understand that these are symptoms of inequality.

Web 2.0 allows us to share information about these issues, to brainstorm solutions and to educate friends and family about what they can do and how they can spread the word and ignite the passion for change in others. Web 2.0 is something that allows us to engage others to think critically about the world they live in. What excites me the most about Web 2.0 is the possibility to connect to people all over the world. It will help us understand that every community, every culture and every country has issues that we can all connect with and work towards changing.

Web 2.0 is a way to connect women from all over the world, it is a way to have a collective voice and a tool to address these issues together. It is a way to create a web community of strong women dedicated to social justice and positive change.

Comments

YAOtieno's picture

Thanks

Hi Nicole,

Thanks for sharing your story, Ii found the title very interesting and catchy.

Sometimes people from developing have a misconception that everything is perfect in the developed world. Your story helps us see that the problem of human trafficking is not limited to African or Asia. It also happens in Canada. that is new information to me. Thanks for sharing .

Cheers,

Y

A candle looses nothing my lighting another

Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear Nicole, I am glad you

Dear Nicole,

I am glad you see the similarities in the lives of people across the world. We all are facing so many simliar problems even though they might be in different garb. You have very well put across how Web 2.0 can be used for it. You are right when you say "Web 2.0 is a way to connect women from all over the world, it is a way to have a collective voice and a tool to address these issues together. It is a way to create a web community of strong women dedicated to social justice and positive change".

That is what we are trying at Pulsewire. Welcome to the community. Keep writing and sharing.

Love

Nusrat

Nicolemiseraward's picture

Thank you

Thank you both for your comments. I really like that we are able to see the similarities and discuss these issues together. Here is a video that my friend shared if you are interested in viewing. It is a small video on Human Trafficking in Canada. http://www.hopeforthesold.com/resources/

dbunton's picture

Very Informative and Good to Know

Nicole,

Your story is clearly informative. As a reader, I learned how Web 2.0 continues to bring global women's movements to the mainstream. Particularly informative was how 2.0 is used to figth Human Trafficking in Canada, which shows efforts to combat the practice are spreading globally.

Thank you!

Darren Bunton

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