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VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

Web 2.0 is a plat form on which digital media, social media and social networking all happen. What excites me most about web 2.0 is that it makes a citizen journalist become four in one i.e. writer, editor, publisher and distributor of her own work. It allows you to connect, express and transform yourself globally by providing the opportunity for you to develop networks and collaborate with other change makers around the world. Through web 2.0 women voices are amplified: cultural barriers are broken, taboo subjects are made public, untold stories about the plight of women in different communities are exposed.

Web 2.0 has ‘broken the silence’. It provides a voice to the voiceless by allowing women to speak for themselves. When women report and write the news, they are most likely to talk about issues that affect them directly.
Web 2.0 has strengthened collaboration between women and accelerated the exchange of working models for women empowerment. Women connect with others through their vision and stories that provides an opportunity for learning and the empowerment of others.

Web 2.0 is used to tap new sources of innovations and solutions that provide the key to solving global problems which are affecting women and has created opportunities for women needs and solutions to be heard globally. It is interactive and provides you with immediate feed backs to your ideas.

The tools of web 2.0 will be empowering to me because I will use them to amplify my voice in my community and the world at large. It will be a medium for me to expose stories and cultural barriers that affect women negatively in my society.

In addition, these tools will give me the opportunity to act as the voice for the voiceless. Through this medium, their ideas, stories and possible solutions to their plight will be brought to the lime light.

Moreover, these tools will be used to build the capacity of women in my community. I will use it to strengthen their desire to speak out in order to break those negative and stereotype gender norms in the society.

In the same vein, these tools will be used to raise awareness and bring men to champion the fight to end all forms of violence against women and girls the world over. It will be used to lobby political leaders to change policies that do not favor women.

Likewise, I will use these tools to expose my projects geared towards bringing equity, equality and empowerment of women. Also, it will be a medium where I can use to raise funds to support my project and contribute to other global ideas so that women will be treated more fairly the world over.

Finally, these tools will give me the opportunity to start global conversation on hidden issues, meet new people, get new ideas and get new solutions to old problems.

Comments

mjose3's picture

I like how you have thought

I like how you have thought far ahead from what you want this tool. You are already motivated and that is half the battle won.
The best thing you can do is help the women to speak for themselves. That way you can accelerate the changes we need in favour of women.
May you be successful!

Cheers,
Lisa

Lisa

Dear Lisa,
Thanks very much for your comments. I come from a society which is male dominated. Even though some women are educated, they are afraid to speak in the presence of men (even to their husbands) because of gender ascribed roles by our society. If educated women cannot speak out what then of illiterate women who do not have an idea about their rights. I believe Web 2.0 is the opportunity I need to make these women speak out, shout out and amplified their voices and ideas that will benefit all.

Hello Felevyn,
I like your image of the four-in-one citizen journalist - how very empowering a thought it is that a woman can be so fully in charge of every step of her story's telling! And that then, through online collaboration with others, her voice has the very real potential to make positive change! To think these tools are now so widely available where previously no means existed for many women to share their thoughts and experiences at all? It's a great message indeed.
Your inclusion of men in this quest for equality is also something I see as very valuable and positive.
Here's hoping hidden issues are soon brought to light and issues in the limelight can be solved swiftly and peacefully.
Many thanks for your thoughtful piece.
Sally.

mrbeckbeck's picture

You've got it!

It sounds like you've got it Felevyn!

The web has great potential to bring benefits to you and your community. I look forward to watching you make use of the tools available through technology, and raising your voice on issues that matter most to you.

See you online,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Hannah B's picture

Thank you!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us!
I look forward to hearing more about the work that you are doing or want to do in the future, and I hope that forums like this at World Pulse will be able to give you encouragement, support, and resources!

Best,
Hannah

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