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I can change my world, one story at a time!

The biggest thing about Web 2.0 is that lots of people who have never met and will probably never meet each other can collaborate on an idea, give it life, and reap the benefits thereof.

It is the fact using tools like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, people can share their stories, and either educate, inform or empower others, or prevent them from making the same mistakes they have made.

Global women's empowerment has grown in leaps and bounds since the advent of the internet, and more importantly these social platforms. It's like we have a gramophone in our hands with which we can scream -

- I am here!
- I won't be taken for granted!
- I have a part to play in developing my community/state/country, and I am ready for it!
- I won't be abused, verbally, emotionally, or physically!

Stories abound of women doing great things and championing great causes via social media, and it is an encouragement for other females to take charge of their lives and the circumstances around them, because they can. Examples are 15 year old Malala, the escalation of the rapes in India, great women like Noha exposing, and giving people in her country the window to expose corrupt and violent police officers, the stories keep increasing by the day! It's so exciting! The birth of one story hitting global stands is automatically the conception of another because we see that if one person did it, we can!

What can I do with Web 2.0? I can take that voice it gives me, and keep talking. Drive conversations, interact with other people (men and women alike), I can better my circumstances by gaining new knowledge (formally or informally). I can consult on or challenge policies and directives from my leaders that I feel stifle my rights as a woman.

Simple put, I can change my world, one story at a time.

Comments

pelamutunzi's picture

we all need to hear the stories

yes your voice can make a difference to thousands and when joined with others the sound is louder and thunderous and empowering

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

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

Well Said about web 2.0

My sister you have said it well for sure, web 2.0 gives a voice which we have to keep using. Stay blessed my dear sister and keep up the good work. Nice day

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Chioma Agwuegbo's picture

My Sister!!

Ah!

One more thing Social Media/Web 2.0 achieves for us, we become family with different people from different parts of the world!

Thank you for your comment Anita, have a brilliant day yourself!

CNCA
@chiomachuka on Twitter

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