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The Butterfly Effect

Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. Web 2.0 besides being one of the technological advancement of the digital era, has demonstrated its indispensability in acting as catalyst for bringing on social change. Had not been for Web 2.0, dissemination of knowledge at the speed of light would not be possible. It has truly transformed our modern world into a global village by doing away with the geographical constraints and facilitating the interactions and collaborations among people sitting in different corners of the earth through real time information sharing.

One of the prime reasons behind the suppression of women around the world is that a majority of women are unable to speak for themselves or take a stand as they lack a support system that can encourage them to voice out what they are going through. Web 2.0 to a substantial extent provides a crucial platform to the women to come forward and discuss and share their problems. It enables them to mobilize public support in their favor. It has galvanized the women’s empowerment movement to a higher potential globally by providing them with strong collaborative networks and access to world-wide audience. It has opened up a whole new world brimming with opportunities.

Hailing from a region where women have been deprived of their basic rights since centuries and most of them have been a victim of gender-driven crimes, the tools of digital media have assumed revolutionary significance. In my opinion, access to social media platforms enables women to shrug-off their psychological and social inertia and assert their freedom of expression by sharing their ordeals and experience with others. Such interactions strengthen our self-confidence and provide a boost to our morale and value-system. My mother suffered a lot since her childhood. Her sufferings continued even after she stepped into the institution of marriage. All this while she felt so alone and left-out. It was only when we grew up and started voicing out the miseries she was going through that things became better. Hence, I see Web 2.0 as a game-changer. For women suffering in silence, digital media addresses their vital need of affiliation by letting them being a part of a larger global family of victims, activists and change-agents. It has made me realize that I am not alone in the struggle of speaking out against the wrongs being done to the women in my society. When people rise above their distinctions of caste, creed and gender and come together for bringing on a positive change, they can indeed usher our planet into the dawn of that change. This is the intrinsic beauty of the butterfly effect wherein the cumulative impact of every action, feeblest of voice, smallest of contributions can ultimately alter the lives of women for better.

Comments

torilynnfox's picture

Well Done

Love this message. Very exciting and inspiring to think what the future holds for women all over the world when we have such a 'game-changer' as the web. People like you who care enough to share and speak out will literally change the world for all women.

Thank you for sharing your story!

Amina_3's picture

Thank you so much.

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. You have elevated my spirit.

Warm regards,
Amina

ayodele emefe's picture

Very Inspiring

Hello Amina,

Web 2.0 offers a lot of opportunities and I have no doubt that you will make good use of it in pursuing your vision for women in your region in particular and the world in general.

Thank you for sharing your story because I feel strongly that with people like you, you give voice to the voiceless and help to promote better world for women.

Well done.

Cheers,

Ayodele

"You are a champion and a hero. Do not think yourself any less"

Amina_3's picture

Thanks Ayodele

Hi Ayodele,

Thank you so very much for your kindness. Your words are really inspiring.

Warm regards,
Amina

surfgirl-CA's picture

Amina 3 - if you are

Amina 3 - if you are comfortable with it, pleas epost some info about yourself on your profile - thanks.

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

surfgirl-CA's picture

from the cocoon to free flying

Hi, Amina 3. I am the listener who read your piece this week. I think you had some good thoughts about the global village, women shrugging off "psychological and social inertia and assert their freedom of expression by sharing," & the interesting concept of the butterfly effect. I also liked your phrasing in many places & also that you see the Web as "a game changer."You seem to have a very good grasp of the potential of the Web & I believe you will be able to leverage it in unique & effective ways. Thank you for putting your thoughts "on paper" (digitally!).

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

Amina_3's picture

Thank you Tina.

Hi Tina,

Thank you for your motivating response. I feel its high time women get their dues in all spheres of life. I am really grateful for your generous appreciation.

Warm Regards,
Amina

ola.mahadi's picture

good peice

I was touched with you post thank you for sharing you, waitn to hear more from you.
Ola

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace
www.suwepmovement.org

Amina_3's picture

Thank you Ola

Hi Ola,

Thank you for your encouragement.

Warm regards,
Amina

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