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Just a click away

As a young women living in the era of information and technology, I find it really interesting and empowering to be able to find, share and rate any piece of information just a click away. I am a fresh graduate with a lot in mind; higher education, opportunities, career options and much more. Therefore, I think what excites me the most is how the web 2.0 tools are utilized in education-oriented websites that offers a lot of online and offline courses and educational material.

Knowledge is a strong weapon that enables women around the world to have better chances at work and develop their skills to make a living and provide for themselves and their families. The up-to-date, interactive educational web 2.0 sites provide basic and / or advanced courses and training which can be utilized by women all over the world to gain practical knowledge that helps building their careers.

Moreover, social media allows women to connect, share and make friends with other women who have common interests, hopes or challenges which makes women feel heard and appreciated. Actual help is also provided for women since it’s not unusual to find another woman in the same country, or even neighborhood, which has the same challenge or can offer help and resources.

Because of its enormous tools, I believe the web 2.0 can participate in women empowerment movement greatly. Sharing stories, connecting with others, seeking help and advice is only a small part of what women can do using web 2.0. Building networks across continents will help empower women by being heard and get the help they need, and women leaders can offer to the less fortunate in developing countries real aid.

As for myself, I find the web 2.0 tools empowering for me is several ways. I can enjoy chatting with my friends all over the world and share my stories and interests, find useful tags for websites that cover some of my many interests as well as having my voice heard by those who can make a difference in the world. Added to that, I think educational websites are also a great blessing since I can gain the knowledge and skills that I need easily and for free.

Comments

Aminah's picture

great effort

Knowledge indeed is a strong weapon. And we need to ensure that women across all corners of the world are entrusted with this weapon.
Moreover, I very strongly believe it is not just women. The same goes to men. Without educating our equal counterparts men, we cannot achieve the success that we wish for. Gender sensitized education is important.

Regards
Aminah

Salaam
Aminah

Sarah-89's picture

thanks

Thank you Amina for your comment. I totally agree with what you said.

awinkie's picture

Such a powerful tool.

I completely agree that knowledge is a very strong weapon. Just the other day a little girl in Kenya told me "education is my weapon".There is so much that can be done and learned on Web 2.0 and from this post you can really tell you are utilizing it to its fullest potential. It is amazing how much you can learn by just reading women's stories and listening to their ideas. I look forward to reading more about what you have to say.

amirchima's picture

Truth

Education as a strong weapon is so fundamentally true! Web 2.0 has enabled all of us incredible access to an abundance of information. I really like the message that sharing is part of the benefit, but empowering towards action is a powerful benefit as well. Once we are educated, what we do with that knowledge is very important.

Katharina's picture

As the others commented

As the others commented previously, you have a very good point with knowledge being a great weapon for women and that the web 2.0 is a great way of exchanging views and information with people across the globe. It really is a fantastic way, you get so many great ideas and thoughts, I find. I'd really like to hear more about how you think the web 2.0 has empowered you personally. But thanks again for sharing these great thoughts!

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