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Women and the role of Media

By Zephaniah
As a woman I believe that women are a most powerful tool to change the world ,but in my part of the world they are not given the opportunities to bring change or know their rights
In third world countries most of the population is living in villages or backward areas, so women are in their homes like in a prison. They do not have opportunities to go out and to learn new things to make themselves empowered.

But media platforms like Web 2.0 is like a miracle in women’s lives. Sitting at home now they have access to everything they want to know and want to do. Social media and internet is a most powerful tool for women to know their rights, to know the stories of successful and brave women. They can talk to anyone; they can share problems with each other and can learn how to resolve their problems.

Now educated women can get every kind of information and opportunity to make progress and to fight for their rights.

But we need to focus on the women who are not educated, and who do not have access to the online media. They are still in misery and suffering so many forms of mental and physical tortures by their society.
We need to give them education, and to show them that they can do whatever they want with the help of the media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter because these are the very fast channels to have our say and to get the feedback.

I myself use these platforms to change the lives of 150 women. On the grass root level I am changing lives of women through showing them what they can achieve their goals with the help of the online media .



Ruth Bech's picture

You are a hero!

Women like you are the cornerstones of tomorrows world, proud to have you among my friends!

zephaniah's picture

You gave me courage

I am a very common women living in a back ward area but you gave a voice to my words thanks a lot sister to bring change and hope in my life

zephaniah's picture

Thank you so much

I was a person who completed my education without a teach and ofcourse i was lacking in so many things but you and the team of world wide women is like a shelter for me and under this shelter I am trying over come my shortcoming so thanks to you

Caryn Dudarevitch's picture

Inspiration to Women!

YOU are amazing and an incredible inspiration, Zephania!

zephaniah's picture

That 's so kind of you

this is your kindness and love and support that I could do this :)

Sharontina's picture


I have heard about your work dear. Its the common women who do wonders still remain unnoticed by the community. But still it counts because wonder is working on hundreds of the voiceless and unprivileged. it is changing their lives.

You are the real Hero.

much love.

Merlin Sharontina

zephaniah's picture

Thank you

Thank you so much dear it is very incouraging to hear from you .

Chinemu's picture

Great Work

Great work you are doing Zephaniah,
I am glad you showed concern for the women that have no access to a computer, We have a lot of women here in Zambia that have never even seen a computer, they fear to touch it even if it was brought to their exposal they can't even identify a single letter in the alphabet, and they are the worst hit with abuse and torture. I suppose these are the women we need to focus on, indeed you are right, we need to give them an education and make them believe that no matter at what age, education has no limit.
One thing lacking in your article is the specific programs you are running through Web 2 to change the lives of women.
How are you doing it, do u simply post online and wait for feedback? or do you have an organisation that you are running and teaching women using web 2? but overall great work

zephaniah's picture

thanks for your feed back
Please do through this artical link is given to you this will tell you the whole story of my life

EmmaKWin's picture

Zephaniah, Thank you so much


Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on Web 2.0 and its role in empowering and educating women globally. I would love to hear more about your personal work in the past through this useful medium as well as what you plan on doing next--how are you going to push the Web 2.0 tools to the limit to get the global woman community to the place you want it to be? For this sort of writing, specifics and personal stories can be the most powerful way to engage your readers.


zephaniah's picture

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for your feed back please go through this link and you will have the answers of your all questions

surfgirl-CA's picture

from a listener

Zephaniah - hi! You will need to be sure that the sorts of details & stories that Emma mentions are in your ASSIGNMENT post. Emma was your Listener (evaluator) for week 1! You have much of that info in your profile, but WP wants to hear about it in your assignment writing, as related to the specific topic of that week's assignment. If you are confused about that, please write Delphine or Zoe ASAP. Also, please see the writing tips that mrbeckbeck has put on the group page earlier in this week. It is very helpful. But, I did think you had a good post with good points.

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

zephaniah's picture

Oh that's wondeful

Oh that's wondeful I did not know that she was my listener I hope I did well till now in my assingnments and sure I will follow all the instruction give by dear Emma thanks to tell me that sister love you

Isabel Siegel Griffith's picture

A True Inspiration


Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are a true inspiration. Fighting for women to have access to education is very close to my heart and I commend you for all the amazing work you have done and are doing. I suggest that every time you publish a piece you always make sure to include details about your personal experiences as each piece you publish will be someone's first introduction to your cause, goal and your vision of the future to empower women globally.
Thank you again for sharing your story with me.

Warm regards,



zephaniah's picture

sure I will

Sure I will follow your instructions dear sister I will must follow much love please join my page Zephaniah free education it will be an honor for me to have you there

Aysha Ibrahim's picture


you have raised very valid point. keep up the good work

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