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Re-building the Lives of Poor Communities

For a long time, women have formed groups and organizations within their communities to collectively solve common problems, to network, to share experiences, and to advocate for change. These groups have been physical groups configured around church associations, community and neighbourhood initiatives and professional interests. Female leadership has grown beyond lips and bounds and has brought women to the frontline to understand what role they have to play. Thanks to Women and development as an issue which has been on the international agenda since the 1970s.
In many of the poorest communities around the world and Africa in particular, the marginalized minority groups are living in rural areas. For example one of the most important challenges affecting poor communities is in the area of health. Many youths, adolescent girls, women and poor communities vulnerable to health hazards and are ignorant about their own Sexual and Reproductive Rights. My personal vision for my life is therefore to become a leading female activist where I can help in contributing and re-building the lives of poor women, adolescent girls/youths and impacting impoverished communities through female leadership. In becoming an activist is helping to advocate for a healthy generation, educating them on their Sexual and Reproductive Rights and their own rights to free and informed choices; by encouraging them to having access to digital media and the diversity of media content through the use of the latest forms of technology to network in an informed and globalized world. Again, being an activist will mean empowering these people through projects/programs (Capacity development) in orientating them in living their dreams and aspirations and lastly projecting education as a very important tool to transforming lives, promoting income generating activities and much more.
The Voices of the Future Correspondent helps to build and shape women in leadership and becoming a part of it will equally help me in realizing my vision by developing leadership capacity and advocacy initiative.

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tracimichelle8's picture

Female Leadership!

Estelle,

I love this line: " impacting impoverished communities through female leadership." I believe it is so important to support women leaders in our selves, our communities and in our world. The divine feminine in all of us has been "squashed" in our societies. It is time for us to rise up, support each other and honor the feminine aspect in all of us male and female. Thank-you for writing this!

I honor you and your dedication to yourself and to the women and girls you are touching now and will touch in the future through your leadership.

In appreciation,
Traci

estelle's picture

thanks so much for

thanks so much for encouraging

Hesychia's picture

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Estelle ~

Your dedication to helping women determine what happens to and with their own bodies is a shining beacon! You speak clearly about the community and grassroots connections needed to be a significant support.

I hope your dream for that supportive community comes true!

Thank you for sharing your vision ~
Hesychia

estelle's picture

Thanks for encouraging

Thanks for encouraging Hesychia

surfgirl-CA's picture

Your mission is clear,

and I love that you have the chutzpah (Yiddish for guts!, bravery!) to say you want "to become a leading female activist." Well, all right then! -- You go, girrrrl. From the mouth or lips to the modem, from the fields to the internet cafe, your writing tells me that you are the sort of person who sees opportunity everywhere and that you think "outside the box" (creatively) -- which are not common traits, and which are essential in a change agent, I believe. Good luck with your degree and I believe you will pull many up with you. Viva Cameroon. Blessings, Tina

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

estelle's picture

O, love everything u said...

O, love everything u said... surfgirl. thanks for those encouraging words.

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