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TIME TO BE OUR OWN LOUDSPEAKERS!

Dear Applicants,

I spent part of my day reading your inspiring assignments and feel completely energized by your openness, reflection and strength. I love to see the collaborative and supportive environment that –together—we are creating!

We have a Facebook page and Twitter feed that I wanted to make you aware of, if you didn’t already know. Our pages will keep you abreast of all of the amazing stories and events happening at World Pulse. Like or follow us by clicking on the following links:

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I have a question for the community: As you read one another’s assignments, which one(s) touched you or made you think? Why?

If one of your fellow applicant’s writings resonated with you, I encourage you to share it on your personal Facebook page. On the right hand corner next to the applicants photo there is a share it button. This will allow you to lift the voice of your fellow sisters to your personal networks. Let’s LIFT our voices together and spread our VOICES WORLDWIDE!

“…Let us be a loudspeaker for women of the world.”

LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN!

In Solidarity,

Zoe

Comments

Woman of voice's picture

VIVA

Thanks again for the opportunity

Helwa's picture

In Deed we are Loudspeakers

Thinking about the how loudspeakers work, I believe we are because we are passing information to reach a large audience. I am proud to be part of this

foufou's picture

Thank

Yes , we are the loudspeaker for women of the world
Best Thank
Zoe

S.Faiza

byamungu bahati pascal's picture

Merci Zoe

Je suis vraiment très ravis de ton post. Je te remerci aussi de nous informer de la présence de la page facebook et twitter. Nous aloons les visiter. Merci encore une fois.

Pascal BYAMUNGU

I try to read as many posts I could. But I guess time is limited. But still I read many and I have been so very touched by a few of the posts that my automatic response was to click on the "recommend" icon on the right of the post.

We are reading so many posts by so many different people even on this group, that after a few days all the stories blur into ONE and we are (certainly I am) not able to differentiate between the individual voices. I guess that's one aspect of this online community. We are note alone, we are together in this - ONE VOICE.

But I would actually love to start to really get to know people on an individual basis.
In this regard I have tried to see which posts I have hit the recommend button. I wonder if there is an easy way to list out my recommended posts. Or to see all the recommended posts in this group.

If I were to think on top of my head:
I recall "Kirthi", "Mukut", "Loretta", "Somaye" as very active and collaborative in the group leaving feedback and all.

"Nakinti", "Sharontina", "Lortoria", "Saving Angel", "Abisinuola", "Ruth", "Debra",
left a mark on me - their tales are very encouraging and I see hope.

And "Faiza" is very courageous, so is "Hillary24 (aka Oto)".
I particularly liked Hillary's last post about men and boys and their role in women movement.

I felt wowed by many other people but unfortunately I don't recall the names (sorry).
From now on, I am going to tweet those posts that leaves a profound mark on me :)

Salaam
Aminah

loretta's picture

indeed we ought to be Loudspeakers!

The story I have read so far and that has touched me was "Let's unite against domestic violance against women!" Written by Otto Tendayi Mponda. What touched me about this story is that, it is about domestic violence against women, an age old issue, that affects almost 70% of the world's population and mostly perpetrated by men against women. It is poignantly written by a MAN, he relates the story from a woman's perspective.

That really surprised me, I had to go back and check if I had seen right, who the writer was. I am not implying that every man is violent against woman, for a man to go so publicly condemning domestic violence against woman is astounding. I honestly applaude Tendayi, I hope the story get's out there and conscientise other men. I wish those weaklings could read his story and be shamed.

WHY?
Men abuse women because they believe it's their right to do so, their God given right. And in actual fact it's a show of their weakness, vulnerability and inferiority complex. Women are said to be of the weaker sex; yet things that women achieve are much higher than that of men. I once read that in a magazine, Living & Loving, that if men were child bearers, the world's population would be very low. To each family there would only be one child, this is the one thing that eludes men and their so called power and strength; to create another human being.
Women are adept at multi tasking, something that men cannot do, at their side, there forever has to be a helper.

There are so many things that can be attributed to women that men cannot easily achieve, they were lucky in that, from the beginning they had opportunities to advance themselves and women were confined to the homes(kitchens and fields) had we had equal opportunities from the beginning, I certainly believe that there is nothing that men can do and women wouldn't be able to do. Time has passed and women have been excluded from a myriad of activities and participation in certain matters, but that time has come for women to take their place alongside men as God had intended and solve issues together, be it political, manual or physical. The time is now. And I believe that is why men have stepped up violence against women to subdue them and force them to feel inferior. Especially by raping them, they are simply forcing women to believe that they are not good at anything except to being sexual objects.

Thanks for this opportunity to be a loud speaker.

Keep World Pulse going.

Loretta.

Loretta.

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