Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

VOF Week 1:WE HAVE ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEAK OUT!

The web 2.0 excites because it allows persons to interact and come up with an idea.A person can be very poor in creating ideas and therefore seeks support from friends and relatives.

The web 2.0 has empowered women by trying to solve problems of the less privileged,life changes everywhere,everyday because of web 2.0.Women are empowered and have been allowed to share problems and discover their talents which God gave us to share.myself could not have been heard but I've been made proud and have discovered that we girls and women are equivalent to men and should not be treated as outcasts.

If we did not have somewhere to share and solve problems where could we be now? what could be happening to the women and girls who needed their rights?having somewhere to share reasons internationally is empowering every woman everyday and at least somebody somewhere gets wise answers to her questions.What could have happened to us during the post election violence?How could the world have known our story?

Fear has been developing in most women and girls as they are sold off to men at an early stage and women sexually abused like a woman who is now a role model to many girls in Kenya as she fought for her rights her son got killed just because somebody did not want her to achieve her goals she was saddened by the action that was taken against him.

this world is very harsh but in order to survive with it we have to fight the enemies terrible things happens to each of us every now and then but mostly to us women we need to fight for our rights and not to be reluctant as they would do it everyday.Web 2.0 makes us able to put ourselves together,by networking with other girls organizations and make plans of how we are going to defend ourselves from all the evils in our communities.My mother is an AIDS advocate,and she has developed so much as a woman through this web 2.0 connection.

It has helped me unexpectedly,i.'m very proud to be a member and able to help other girls try to have their rights.I'm a correspondent of PulseWire and also coming up with a project for Orphans.my life is turned positively around because of PulseWire.

Now we are beginning this journey together,i am in Kenya but web 2.0 has put me in one safari with women from all over the world.

Thank you.

By Leila Ludiie Okeyo.

A future correspondent of PulseWire.

Comments

Speak out your voice,you will be heard.Encourage other girls to speak out their voices too.That is the only way you will be able to address the pressing issues in the society.

I'm proud of you!

Love from your mom.

consolata's picture

What a brilliant girl

Leila, whenever i read your posts, i feel so challenged that i am Not doing enough to the society. It is with this great minds that i trust we are going to have strong leaders in the Future.Keep up the good work. I will be introducng my girl soon(turning 12 yrs) to learn from you.
Regards,
Consolata.

Auma's picture

What is your

girl's name? I would love to meet her.Last holidays i visited my mother over Christmas in Nairobi and it was fun,i went there with my brothers.Next time i would love to meet your daughter.It would also be good if you visit our family in Migori.I love cooking and we will all enjoy together.Say hi to her.

Best wishes from Leila.

What joy to have heard your voice the other day... even if all Jonah and I heard was, "This is Leila." It made our hearts sing with joy!

Your article is great. Keep up the strong writing. I agree with Consolata. You ARE a brilliant girl.

Love,
Jennifer

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Leila's picture

I heard your voices too!

And we saw you and Jonah on webcam.We were so excited.But Jonah wanted to climb down! You should bring him to Kenya one day,i will carry him on my back and feed him on ugali and vegetables.
Thank you for the comments.i will try and do well in my week two assignment well.I love you and Jonah.

Love from Leila.

consolata's picture

Most welcome

Leila, i am so glad to have met your mum. Itrust she is your source of inspiration. I would really want to meet you too. Believe you are soft spoken like mum. My girl will really learn from you. Her name is Stacy. When you come for holidays in Nairobi, kindly let me know. Keep up the good work of raising the voice on behave of the helpless.
Regards,
Consolata

dawn_dancer's picture

On the same safari

Leila – I cannot tell you how impressed I am with you! It makes me so happy to hear your strong voice, and I know I am listening to a future leader for Kenya, if not for the world. You are a beautiful role model for all girls your age! I encourage you to tell us even more about yourself and your own experiences. Thank you for your posting – I look forward to hearing more from you soon, and am so pleased to be on this safari with you!

With much admiration – Patricia

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

VIRGIN ISLANDS: Queens Igniting Fire Ending Violence

VIRGIN ISLANDS: Queens Igniting Fire Ending Violence

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

World Pulse Launches our Inaugural Community Advisory Board!

World Pulse Launches our Inaugural Community Advisory Board!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative