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2013 VOF Week 1

When I think of web 2.0 one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Seuss comes to mind—“the more you read the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you will go”. The heart of web 2.0 is captured in this quote— especially in the latter part. Through web 2.0 a global bridge is established and women like me can go more places without having to board a flight or even pack a suitcase! Through web 2.0’s various tools and technologies such as blogs, videos, social media sites and news sites, women are able to share, learn about, and get involved in various issues that are occurring all over the world. Furthermore, web 2.0 enables women worldwide to be advocates of their rights for one another and generate awareness on common issues faced by women and girls. Today as more women begin to use and gain adequate knowledge and access to web 2.0 we are able to witness the growth and outburst of women solidarity globally.

The saying “educate a women, educate a nation” is not unfamiliar to most. A Woman who is able to acquire the skills necessary to use web 2.0 effectively, gains access to knowledge and information. This not only benefits her but her children as well—and children we all know are the future and hope of this world. It should not be forgotten that the effects of empowering women do not solely rest in the benefit of the woman herself but also her children.

Web 2.0 empowers a woman to learn, share, imagine and be creative. But most importantly it empowers a woman to use her voice to create awareness on issues and to push for change. It is important for all women to be able to access the tools and technologies provided by web 2.0 in order that we may be empowered to SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT, and SPEAK LOUD.

Let our voices be heard.
Let our truths be seen.

Comments

sallysmithr's picture

Impactful!

Thank you so much for sharing. In a few words you really made great points. We don't always need a lot of words to say a lot! Your post was very straight forward regarding what a great tool web 2.0 is and how it is impactful! I love what you have to say and keep it up! You will definately help to empower women with your voice. I love when you say, "Let our voices be heard. Let our truths be seen." Very impactful!!! I wish you the very best going forward!

Sally

addisonk5's picture

Thank You!

Dear Sally,

Thank you so much for your post! It really means a lot and I really appreciate that you took the time to give me some feedback.Thank you for your encouraging words! I wish you all the best!

Kim

tracimichelle8's picture

Yes!

I love this phrase " it empowers a woman to use her voice to create awareness on issues and to push for change". I agree with you! Web 2.0 is a valuble tool for women. I find this tool empowers me by being able to connect with amazing women like yourself. It really helps me to realize that I am not alone in the challenges I face as a women and a human. It feels like such a huge burden is lifted from my shoulders when I realize that I am not alone! I look forward to learning more about you and how this tool can provide solutions to the challenges you face!
Many Blessings,
Traci

addisonk5's picture

Thank you!

Traci thank you so much! We are not alone! :)

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