A TREASURE OF INESTIMABLE VALUE
I am really excited about web 2.0 for various reasons: The fact that I can freely express my ideas, opinion, feelings etc in creativity without fear that the contents of my article will be diluted to suit the male stereotype ideology before getting to my target audience is quite soothing. It has also helped to improve my ability to study because I have better access to information even within the comfort of my home and office. Thrilling also is that I am the writer, editor and even the distributor of my article through my blog. The most exciting part is this new terminology called “Tagging”, Wahoo! I never heard of such and have never used it in my writing before now.
Web 2.0, its reach, access and empowerment of women
To the average woman, it brings about increase awareness and access to communications technology, citizen journalism and digital empowerment which promotes and strengthen collaboration that accelerate the exchange of solutions to global challenges as it affects women and children with fellow women. Information dissimilation is now more accessible to her who is too busy to leave the home front as a result of her gender socialization role of a wife, mother, caregiver, domestic help or aid; all she needs do now is connect via her mobile phone to the rest of the world.
According to the available statistic, almost half(46%) of all news stories rein enforces gender stereotype but Web2.0 has provided the opportunity to connect as women with each other and form an allay by bringing our voices together as a powerful force thereby creating a great impact on social change on global challenges as it affects women and children.
How can one know without access to information? Web2.0 has provided the solution to eradicate ignorance in women. My believe and stand as an advocate of behavioural change as a way of ending gender violence against women is due to the acquired knowledge I possess on Human rights as it relates to women and children, gender mainstreaming and Resolution 1325; If every woman is equipped with this knowledge then our ideology concerning male dominance against women will be corrected and women will raise up to demand for equal opportunity and access in decision making process in national, regional and international institution in political, social and economic levels as provided for in Resolution 1325;
• Web2.0 has empowered me to be a voice in my community against discrimination targeted at women and girls which promotes violence against them.
• Web 2.0 will be used in my advocating for effective participation of women in decision making levels as a peace and security leader.