"VOF Week 1: (On the other side of the world)"
Web 2.0 is a treasure when accessed on internet! You find the information you always lacked on women empowerment, on real women stories and on world awareness of women rights! It is created for us - women making our voices heard when we are not able to speak in our communities since the fear has infiltrated silence. Now the message reaches somebody in the place we never stepped in, bringing the truth of the voices that lived through hunger, war, misery, happiness, opportunities, travels, peace by sharing comment,action, desperate call for help and support.
What a great tool, what a great potential new media strategy Web 2.0 - a whole new concept of networking and empowering women worldwide. A story that has never been heard on AIDS, war, happiness, through a woman's life is told by you wherever you are.You can be African women now teaching your community to write a letter that would reach far destinations changing the future, you can be a young girl realizing the rules of the Muslim society that cannot be avoided and share your tragedy expectation with Web 2.0, or it can be me - finding refuge in your stories. Great chance to compare our lives and the places we were born, a moment to reflect and make good wishes for someone dying of hunger on the other side of the world and bring solutions! Be the drive in the society and help your people by bring peace into their hearts. We must use our potential since we are gifted with a healthy body, mind, and speech for benefiting others.
We worked on "Women Voice for Peace and Democracy" project and my concern was it's sustainability because in my country the voices are afraid to speak out.This web page is the right door I entered and ever since it gives me strength to go further into the women empowerment and mediate the stories I always wanted to tell.I read stories here and they challenge me as a women. Unless our women are familiar with another world realities they find it difficult to manifest due to their lack of experience and information. There are women with limited access to info awareness and this voice resources certainly will lead us increase our rights. Web 2.0 keep our women in a driver's seat and provide us with skills on formulating the message and speak honestly. No doubt - the world is changing in a lightning speed. I am more then happy to accept this opportunity as an investment in upgrading myself and show my community the strengths and strategies in the process of freedom of expression. We share the culture of our women, their social status and compare it with various countries. All this considerations are important and are the universal factor for success in women consolidation. We want our voices heard and this is the perfect chance to do so.