Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

"I", "technology" and "women empowerment"

Ok ,if I have to say what makes me excited about writing this topic ,I will Summarize this in two words “technology revolution” I know it will be bizarre for most of us but who would think that one day we will be tied to each other by this magic yarns that takes us in a tour around the world in a couple of minutes ,our notions , deeds ,thoughts and our actions towards what is happening around us ..its between our reflections and our actions … lets take a look back for some issues that happened ..a woman from Sudan was punished with whipping for wearing trousers because It’s not appropriate with a Muslim society “that’s what judges had said about “ this case was a hit for most people around the world and the Human rights groups condemned what happened a lot of bloggers and feminists were provoked to find a country that doesn’t respect the A –B of human rights “Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law. “ I’m pretty damn sure that this declaration is used as a wall papers for some cracks buildings .. if you have another opinion please tell 
In Somalia we will find another joke or misery where some extremists banned women from wearing bras!!!_ “What the hell is going”_ regardless of prohibiting football, dancing and wedding parties!!! . I think that most of you heard about those practices from websites,facebook “as an effective tool to gather supporting voices for specific issue, to fill petitions or surveys online and for sure radio ,TV as mainly means to show you how is the world today.. and when we talk about “technology communicating revolution “ you will find this word pop up in your mind “Web 2.0”, which is a focal tool in the way people communicate. The social web consists of a number of online platforms and methods where people share their perspectives, opinions, thoughts and experiences.. As such, the user is not only a user of the application but also a participant by many means like:
• Podcasting
• Tagging
• Blogging
• Social bookmarking
• Social networking
The popularity of the term Web 2.0, along with the spreading use of blogs, wikis, and social networking technologies, has led many in academia and business to coin a flurry of 2.0s, Social Work 2.0,[27] Enterprise 2.0,[29] Publishing 2.0 ,many of these 2.0s refer to Web 2.0 technologies as the source of the new version in their respective disciplines and areas. And as a women that will empower me to interact with people around the world ,discuss the crucial current events that related to women ,to focus on the human being and his /her needs ,which obstacles that will ban us to reach our goals ,providing chances for those who dream with a world with equality ,dignity and peace and the most important is to learn how to stand up, to speak up fluently and widely thanks to technology


Linda M. Ando's picture

Tech Revolution for Peace!

Hi Vicky!

I love your PASSIONATE VOICE for human rights, social justice and to rally women and citizens around the world via the power of technology. Keep the fire in your belly strong and continue to exercise your VOICE advocating for Peace, Respect and Understanding.

Thank you for caring and standing up!

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

Hi Vicky!

Very nice essay! I liked your examples and the passion with which you wrote your essay. Your positive attitude is wonderful. I really loved your "magical yarn" description! Keep on writing!



Hiba's picture

hi vicky, your post is

hi vicky,

your post is indeed engaging and beautifully written. I enjoyed reading it!

best, hiba.

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative