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THE JOURNEY TO SELF DISCOVERY

My journey to being heard is one that has led me to a number of intersections and highways that sometime looked confusing to me. There were times I wondered all night if my dreams of bringing the struggles of women in my part of the world to the fore will ever come true.
In 2005, a year after I joined Radio Nigeria, I started a programme “Lean on Me” dealing with issues regarding the family as a unit making up the society. I realised that strong families with values build great nations and in the course of the programme I found out that most of the issues that came up all related with the woman so I started to zero in on WOMEN.
A lot of issues were talked about from adultery, prostitution, rejection the quest for freedom from “bondage”(some called their marriages that) and Self Doubts were discussed and the women had so much to talk about. In all of these I felt the pain of some of the women who contributed because I remember times when I was told I couldn’t do somethings because someone else who was not in my shoes felt that way.
When I moved on to my present job Radio/TV Continental, “Woman of Substance” started and the idea was to locate that substance in every woman and help use their experiences to encourage other women who had relative concerns. Women health became an issue for me because I also realized that when you talk about diseases, the woman is at a disadvantage and because of her body makeup it can do a lot of damage to her system so I got saddled with the responsibility of bringing these women together with health professionals to tackle their health issues and concerns.
I also looked at young girls and realized that some of them lacked role models, they have no one to talk with which may be one of the reasons they stepped out of line in their lives and career so I simply took up that challenge to speak with young girls in secondary schools about sexuality issues. The gatherings have really helped some of them to discover themselves.
I needed a platform to represent what I do with women and girls and it led me to designing a website www.g2wi.com so that women around the world can identify with what I do but I was on the internet one fateful day checking out women interactive sites and I stumbled on WorldPulse, I looked around the site and found out it was just what I have always desired, where I can read stories about and from other women, share interests and opinions with them so I just logged on and registered. I think World Pulse will help project my ideas and give me a picture of what it is with other women from around the world.

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MaDube's picture

Catching them young

I like the concept you have introduced of developing positive role models for young women and girls to help them shape their lives positively.

Adepeju's picture

Keep up the good work. With

Keep up the good work. With time, we will see the change we desire.

Stella Paul's picture

Beautiful

You are a beautiful woman indeed! And what makes you more beautiful is your mission and your vision. Best wishes for both!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

mamalaw's picture

Well Done!

Taking a stand on an issue and ensuring the message is heard can sometimes be a daunting task especially in a country such as ours. I am gaining a new respect for women who take on the challenges and make a change despite the bumps along the way. So I say to you, Well Done!

ck's picture

good descripton

Hi Ify -

I like your description of your journey of discovery about how important women are in furthering society. That is great work you are doing to spread the word to adolescents and women, too. Good luck in your work!

Carol

ck

Ify Onyegbule's picture

Thanks

Im grateful for your comments people and im hoping to learn more on Pulsewire cos i see that this is where knowledge resides. mamalaw...cant wait for our interview!

Iffat Gill's picture

Greetings!

You are doing great work for the women in your community and it reminded me of my days when I started motivating the women in my community about their rights. It was a pleasure to read about your social activities and the way you are using your voice over media to reach out to these women groups.

Keep up the good work!

Best wishes.

Iffat Gill

Ify Onyegbule's picture

Thanks a lot and im looking

Thanks a lot and im looking forward to learning from experienced women like you. I still believe that women in various parts of the world and Africa to be precise are not giving the opportunities to attain their full potential. im happy im on pulseworld and i cant wait to effect changes around my community.

Regards,

Ify.

Onyinye's picture

Great personal story

Hi Ify,
You are an inspiration.
Onyinye

Ify Onyegbule's picture

Hello

Onyinye,

thanks a lot. I appreciate.

Ify

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