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Benefits of Web 2.0

2013 VOF WEEK 1

Thanks to Web 2.0 for creating a platforms for women young and old to come together and share their voices on line. The programme enables online engagement and information sharing! But most importantly I am excited with the tools it is bring to us in order to support our visions of bringing social change and transformation.

Web 2.0 is bringing about solutions to the global women’s empowerment movement; amongst other been that women on local and global spaces can equally exercise their view on Human Rights issues regardless of language and level of education, it also aims to provide space for women to voice out and share their life experiences which in time reaches out to other and builds spirit of sharing and sense of belonging and connecters around the globe.

Secondly, there have been questions within and around women of which were never answered to, but within this programme especially through its social network platform, most questions are been answered and attended to. Social network for me, is a safe space where women with the same concern connects and through a continuum process work around sharing ideas, giving highlights, conducting awareness campaigns and overall been together as Agents of change.

Not all women are equipped in the web programming and knowledge, and often wondering,” is it worth it? They sometime think that no one will have time to go through their stories or work and also finds time to edit and makes sense of the context, the solutions is that, with Web 2.0 that is not the case! Digital Media is a safe space to voice out anyhow in the language of preference, and using this tools one learns the techniques through the support of your peer members and your programme support team, I am even more convinced that we have solutions to all our challenges and questions because we exchange ideas and get comments and feedback in all articles posted.

Web 2.0 can be empowering on the following ways:
1. Digital media (Facebook and Twitter); empowers individuals to express their views and opinion of which can transform others from current situations or challenges to change. Through sharing ideas, we are empowered to raise awareness on different issues and contributory factors and provided with space for ongoing movement or organisational building.
2. Social Network; I am more passionate in this platform as its builds community and connect people who shares similar interests and possibly ways of bringing upon change .we are also empowered on the importance of sharing activities online and through feed backs received, your knowledge, ability and understanding increases

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Agents of change

You are so right. Never before have women been afforded the opportunities presented by web 2.0. They are no longer alone in their fights against injustice and inequality. Ideas can be shared, questions raised, feedback provided and solutions generated. It's an exciting time for the global women's movement.

I look forward to reading more from you.

sallyf's picture

Access for all

Hello Kmokoena2,
Everyone across the globe, regardless of age, gender, nationality, mother tongue or level of education should have their ideas and contributions valued - that's such an important goal; and you are right to highlight how the relative ease of use offered by Web 2.0 has brought us forward in leaps and bounds along the road to attaining it.
I also like your view of some webspaces building a 'spirit of sharing' and 'sense of belonging'. Peer support, the feeling of online community and forums for exchangng ideas are crucial keys to strengthening women's voices and bringing about change.
Which social networking sites do you value most?
Thank you for your piece - I look forward to seeing more of your work in the coming weeks.
Sally

kmokoena2's picture

HI Sally thanks a lot for

HI Sally

thanks a lot for your feedback

I'm on Face book, twitter like most of the time, I check and post as often as I can.

'Change begins with you'

sallyf's picture

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Lilith784's picture

The learning curve

I so share your excitement about the way it has become simpler to access and contribute online. No more daunting programming languages in the way of expressing your questions, your needs, your insights, your excitement, and your visions.

Thank you for contributing your voice!

Andrea

sherises's picture

Thank you, kmokoena2

Your excitement about the uses of Web 2.0 is clear!

I like what you have to say about having a safe place to share our voices and concerns. Safety is a very important element when sharing life experiences. Feeling the support of others in difficult times cannot be stressed enough.

Thank you so much for contributing!

Best,
Julie

every day go out of your way to do something kind

kmokoena2's picture

Julie we need to continue to

Julie

we need to continue to create a safe space to get women engaged in empowering converstaions. Thank yoy

'Change begins with you'

kmokoena2's picture

To all Word Pulse Family My

To all Word Pulse Family

My gratitude to all of you who took time and read my posts, I'm fascinated by your feed back and thought I should let you all know that its appreciated.

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