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words are never enough

now i know why words are powerful. as i was writing the week 1 assignment i suddenly reflected on the change that i want to become and how much i have come to rely on web 2.0 to share across geographical demarcations. the 500 words were so few for all the things that web 2.0 has changed in my life. but if my child asked me what i have done to change my situation(note:im always complaining about gender inequality, poverty, unemployment, education, HIV and AIDS) i would say i have spoken about it. it means power to me to recognise a problem speak about it and look for solutions to its end. a lot of my friends have accepted situations which are unfair because they do not want to be quoted or do not want to offend theri husbands. there are many issues that would have been resolved had people talked. why is infidelity accepted by women as normal for husbands to cheaat whilst it is unacceptable for a woman to the same. if infidelity hurts men it also hurts women. thank you web 2.0 my voice is ready to speak abotu issues that matter to me loud and clear and fearlessly. if someone can speak whilst holed down underground hiding from rockets then i can speak even louder as im definitely on top of the ground.
lets stand together and lets speak. i dont want to be known as the woman who knew what was happening but did nothing. i need to be known as she who stood fearless and used the resource she had to speak and spoke and eventually was heard.


Somaye Dehban's picture

Loud and Clear...and Fearless

Dear pelamutunzi
what a strong and encouraging piece you wrote, while reading your post I had an image of a very strong women standing very firmly on her feet with a fist! That's powerful.

You mentioned a very good point: what hurts men, hurts women as well. This is a very good approach to make men realize what women go through. It's a good way to start...maybe the first circle of men that we can educate are of our own blood: our brothers, our fathers and most importantly our SONS...

all the best

pelamutunzi's picture

that is the spirit

im my society women socialise children we must be going wrong somewhere. it begins with us as we teach our children about respect violence and love

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

I noticed that you have not tagged your post under the assignment of the week 1, maybe you want to consider that :)

pelamutunzi's picture

assignment tagging

the tecnology is vexing me a bit. but i did submit a different assignment for week 1

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

Therese kasindi's picture


Hello Pelamutunzi! What you wrote excite me so much and I encourage all women to reveal this that are hidden like domestic violences. Conjugal violences are going on because the victims do not want to reveal it and many women die because of those ill-treatments.
All the best, my Dear!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Raeesa's picture

Your courage

Your courage reminds me that yes women are strong they are not weak and they can be a powerful tool to change the current miserable situation of the unbearable issues of this world. keep going.

Phionah Musumba's picture

Way to Go!

That's a power packed piece you got there. If only all women could kill this loud silence, then the world would be a better place for us all.
Grease to your elbows, Pelamutunzi!

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Lwesso's picture

Ton message est une revelation

Je vous remercie de ce message qui m'inspire beaucoup de choses.
je vous encourage ma sœur


pelamutunzi's picture


thank you i feel encouraged

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

Gracious's picture


Women need to speak out a point well noted what hurts men also hurts women. Women are not stones with no feelings. Let's start by educating our brother before stepping out.


pelamutunzi's picture

that is true

it seems for men women are important and respected when its their mother or sister only.lets change that mentality

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

Aysha Ibrahim's picture

let's speak

same here when I was writing week one assignment I have so much to write, it was quite difficult to confined my journal in only 500 words. And your last few lines really touched my heart we have to stand fearlessly it’s time to speak for our self and for many like us

pelamutunzi's picture

it seems overpowering

when you hve so much to write and so much to share you cant stop. lets make noise about the world we want i believe we can do it.words have the power to touch and save lives

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

I Agree with you entirely

I totally agree with you my sister. we have to leave a legacy as the women who fought for what they believed was right. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. Nice day my sister.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

pelamutunzi's picture

thank u

its good to know that in this war we have many warriors who will be fighting one step at a time. lets keep sharing and encouraging each other and i know one day we will arrive victoriously

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

byamungu bahati pascal's picture

Courage Pelamutunzi

Je t'encourage pour la détermination que tu viens de prendre. Tu sais que rien n'est difficile, c'est seulement le courage qui conte. Si tu parles à voix basse,ta voie ne sera pas enttendue. Mais si tu parles à voix haute ta voix sera entendue même par celui qui ne voulais pas l'entendre. Ta voix donnera courage aux autres de pouvoir parler aussi comme toi. Aie le courage de dénoncer tout le mal que tu vois et tu changera le monde. Je t'encourage dans ta détermination.


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