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VOF Week 1: Web 2.0... Window of Knowledge

Web 2.0... Window of Knowledge

Web 2.0... What a heavenly a surprise! I came across it just by chance. And
since this time, it lit days of my. I feel that a window for knowledge opens
and calls me to go through. This journey takes me from the past, through the
presence up to the awesome future.

For different reasons, I consider my self the luckiest beneficiary. This
page, however, brought me back, after ten years, to writing and in English
rather than Arabic, my mother tongue. Communicating with journalists and
media women pumped new blood into my veins and led me forward.
Articles written and shared by future applicants are the first manifestation
of power. The power of word. In this way, I feel that there is an unseen bond
that nurtures between these courageous women and me. It develops and
flourishes every second.

Through this Website I can exchange information, share Knowledge, networking
and evaluating the situation of woman worldwide.
I am on the right track. No impossible under the sun.

Through this page women laid down the foundation stone for breaking the
silence, exchanging views and seek solutions for common chronic issues. This
is what is going on and what is going to be.

There is a proverb says that "Those who can not feed themselves alone would
not satisfy". No one is capable of understanding and reflecting difficulties
facing women to the outside world, better than us.

This tool is the suitable means of communication. It abolishes distances,
ethnic and religious differences. It speaks one language. The language of

You and I equal one. No one is capable to speak out for us except us.
I feel that, as women, we should face and address difficulties that hinder us
and try to open bridges and channels of communication with other women. The
way of communication followed here helps us in unifying our efforts, bringing
closer our views and push us to find to work out plans for future

Improving the situation of women is one of the utmost goals of this engine.
This constitutes the first step in a thousand-mile journey.
I am happy to be part of this. Enthusiastic to communicate. Ready to shoulder
the task.


Francie's picture


I love your energy and enthusiasn and you optimism, so necessary and contagious! I would love to know more about your own personal situation and the situation of women in your country.

Hi Francie,
Thank you for concern about the situation of sudanese women. one day i will write an article about this issue.

I am a Sudanese journalist, blogger, and columnist Started journalism in 1992 in "Sudanow" a monthly magazine, publishes in English language, then later, in Saudi Arabia, a freelance journalist since 2001.
Holder of Bachelor of Arts, in French language as well as a higher diploma in translation: (Arabic-English languages). Married with three lovely children: two sons and one daughter. I Enjoy reading, translating, writing drama scenes that tackle specific social, political and economic phenomena. Mother tongue Arabic language. I can easily adapt my self to changing situations and stress environments. I like to have good relations in the milieu of work. Have a great interest in hiking, making trips, collecting data, conducting researches and exploring new cultures. For the time being, I publish, and beside freelancing, i publish articles, in Arabic, in my blog. Here is the address: (

the other part of your question, i will try to give a brief introduction about the situation of women in my beloved country.
Sudan is the largest country in Africa, with the least population density in the word. A country heavily striken by successive wars and underdevelopment and immigration of qualified labor force. In spite of all, we have the strongest women movement in Africa, and Arab world. Despite poverty, underdevelopment, political unrest, authoritarianism, successive brutal regimes couldn't put under control the Sudanese women march.
As I said before, Sudanese women have the oldest and strongest woman's emancipation movements in Africa. Throughout this organ, they have advantages over women in neighboring countries. They won the right to equal pay, since the 1960s. And since then, they had parliamentary representation, and equal access to all posts, including ministerial and pioneering leading posts, etcetera. Recently their number decreases in certain aspects, qualified for men. This, however, explains that woman's movement, like any other social, economical and political mobility, witnesses ups and downs according to the orientation and satisfaction of successive political regimes.

gillian's picture

You have a poetic way with words!

Your post is lovely, melodic, and inspiring. We are all lucky you found inspiration here!

Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture


Hi Gillian,

Thank you so much for your comment. It touches and inspires me. I am so glad you read my article and react.

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