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The voice that matters

In today Liberia, women hold the highest office of power but do this means that our voices matter? The issue of women rights is now a cliché and mockery in our part of the world
Even as journalist there are issues that still suppress my voice because I am a woman. Thanks to web 2.0 for giving me the space where no editor will choose not to air my story. Web 2.0 has made my voice matter. Without a doubt or fear of being question by my manager; my husband, or family for the expressing my thought in a civilized society, web 2.0 I can write about women that are being abused as the result of domestic violence. With this technology and innovation, I can question my society about men that kill their wives for cheating and go unpunished, society that harm their daughters in the name of tradition (FGM). I can hold leaders accountable for not prioritizing sexual violence over corruption. In my opinion sexual harassment is a form of corruption because the victim is been corrupted.
I feel proud that my voice matters to a group of people and it can be heard with the help of the technology of the web 2.0. Together we can make our voices matter to those that see us as a lesser human being.

Comments

Mukut's picture

LOVED IT

I loved your title- The voice that matters. It is great that you are speaking up and questioning the men in power and holding them accountable for matters that are important and apt to your society. Do not stop. Your voice matters.

Thank you for sharing this.

Love,

Mukut Ray

mrbeckbeck's picture

YES

YES! You've got it, here you have the freedom to speak your mind about anything you choose. I look forward to hearing your voice on the issues that matter most to you.

Thank you for being here and speaking up!

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

siatta's picture

Thanks

Thanks for managing this space. It gives us some space to make our voices heard.

Hesychia's picture

Strong voice

Your voice and commitment ring through very clearly! I'd like to hear more about how you plan to use Web 2.0 in your advocacy.

Thanks for sharing your voice!
Hesychia

delphine criscenzo's picture

No more Gate Keepers

Hi Siatta,
It is wonderful to hear your enthusiasm about Web 2.0.
In the West, the internet sometimes just feel like another toy, another way to access information. Thank you for the reminder than in other part of the world, the power that comes from sharing your voice, without being censured is immense. So alined with World Pulse mission "Nobody speaks for me, I speak for myself!!!!!"

Delphine Criscenzo

William's picture

Raise your voice

Dear Siatta, thank you for sharing your article with us. I was in Liberia in 2008 and found, unfortunately that corruption was a common issue. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is trying to end the corruption, but it is so engrained, it seems almost impossible.
Yes, we all are thankful for the Internet and web 2.0. It is a safe way to share your news and burdens with the world. Please know that many of us in the US read posts in World Pulse, from women throughout the world and care. Please keep us posted on what is happening in Liberia. Blessings, William

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