A voice to the voiceless
Thanks to the modern day miracle, Web 2.0, the world has been turned into a global village. Millions of people across the continents are holding conversations and exchanging ideas on the digital forums. So, the distances have literally vanished. How exciting, a world sans borders. This medium, unlike newspapers and TV, is no more about one way communication, but is participatory in nature. With this kind of a massive reach, our voices have been amplified with Web 2.0. It's exciting to see the kind of networks that can be created and lives that can be altered with the smart usage of the powerful digital media. What solutions you think Web 2.0 brings to the global women's empowerment movement?
The first and foremost tool to fight the battle for women's empowerment is Unity. And that is something that the Web 2.0 is doing like no other medium. Thousands of us together, on one platform. What a real show of women power! Sharing our experiences -- good and bad, talking about issues, exchanging ideas and drafting solutions. Look at how a simple tweet or a Facebook page can spark revolution and bring down mighty dictators. This is certainly possible with the women's empowerment too. With online forums like the World Pulse, women not only get a voice, they build a support system and at the same move toward financial independence. How are, or can, these tools be empowering for me?
In my corner of the world, the fight for women empowerment is not going to be an easy one. Patriarchy is the root of most women abuse. This abuse begins right in the womb of the mother -- female foeticide is rampant here, so are child marriages and honour killings, and domestic violence and dowry deaths. Most of the women are forced to suffer silently. This is not going to happen any more. With the power of the digital media, I will give a voice to voiceless. A strong, firm voice. I will tell their stories and expose their perpetrators. And this I will not do alone. We will do it together at World Pulse. We will free the world of patriarchy.