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For me I see the following

Change is always a bad goal when it comes for a conservative & religious community and here is a part of the challenges i see:
1. The comfort zone: when you see people says "this is what we are used to and who are to say its wrong!".
2. bad Representative: outside people who come to help with a good intentions and instead of that they destroying everything in the way of their goal , never looking at the people, culture sensitivity, see the real needs and assets in the community, etc..
3. Using Religion as an excuse to enforce a traditions and a bad behavior or explaining another.
4. Perception of the change as a difficult thing who will take a lot of time and effort and I call it " learned helplessness" or "you can't teach an old dog a new trick!"
5. Lack of resources and that includes genuine people who believe in it.
I do the following to overcome:
1. Debate - Discussion - face to face meetings / In a personal level
2. Exposure to new people and ideas from people who where like them
3. Communicating hope and power with them addressing through the "Personal responsibility for life"
4. The Culture of "What if ! " am trying to get them understand "what if that happened .. what if didn't happened .. what is the worst scenario.

World Pulse for me is about connecting and exchange of knowledge Maybe its different from the other social website but basically its rich with people and content, for the other websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn , etc. each one of them gat an audience and for sure a different way of handling a content relates to the goal that i want to advocate for or even spread awareness about.

So When someone asks me about who am I? I do answer with am a knowledge seeker, a change pursuer and possibly recognized as a joke for a huge a mount of people but Honestly I gat my eyes on the prize!

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Frans's picture

For me I see the Following

Hanan, you sound like a very spirited and determined woman with a clear view on what can be challenges to making positive change. I think that puts you in a good position to be an innovator and contributor to introducing change where you live. People who may think you are a joke are fearful of change and new ideas. Don't let that stop you!

Best regards, Fran

Hanan's picture

Don't let that stop you!

Fran , Thank you for your supportive word and we are looking to achieve in this world and for sure I say to myself "Don't let them stop you!"

Best Regards

harinees's picture

So true

Hi Hanan

You are so right about every single point you make on the current challenges. I would love to hear more about how you overcome these challenges. Does your everyday work include this? Or do you volunteer as part of an organization? Or, at a personal level, how do you go about creating change? Would love to see an example of how you were able to make a positive difference.
Keep on being a knowledge seeker and change pursuer. That's certainly no joke.

Thank you for your contribution to this community.

Harinee

Hanan's picture

Work On progress

Hi Harinee,

Thank you for your sharing and support and I'll be honest with saying that am working as an individual who lives inside and am working in a non profit organization who works inside to achieve empowerment for the whole community. am seeing all kind of abuse and injustice around of women and believe me it all revolving around the women.

When we start achieving change I'll share for sure but still the Resistance of men and women. hopefully one day we will arrive.

Thank you
Hanan

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