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“THE WEB WE WANT” WHEN THE WOMEN WEAVE THE WEB

It was like we parted yesterday as we waved to each other in the crowd, my World Pulse sister Olutosin and myself. We were meeting face to face for the first time yet we were so familiar with each other and this is the power of web. The Social media powered by Nokia globally was held in Lagos, Nigeria. One of the program of the week was the "Web We Want" coordinated by the World Wide Web Foundation.
Women whose leadership and expertise are very relevant to shape the web we want were given the microphone, a floor and opportunity to raise their voices on what web they want, the features it will have and how they imagine the solutions to the challenges we face today. It was a women only panel although there were men among the audience and online to participate in the program.
Among the panelist were two world Pulse community members, Olutosin and myself to represent the World Pulse at this program. The web we want was targeted on discussion on ICT gender barriers. Gender barriers are real.
In Nigeria, one out of ten women has access to computer and internet. Five out these nine that has no access feels they should not bother themselves which means they need to be educated. There are also gaps regarding the way women participate in the core infrastructures of the web: for example Computer Engineering in Nigeria believes to be men’s profession. Even where there are women thinkers and makers of internet, their voices are rarely heard in the mainstream. The discussion at the Web We Want program was centered on these issues. Others in the panel was Legal manager of West Africa and Angola Microsoft, Policy Officer of CIPESA from Uganda, Executive Director of Media Right Agenda, Product development Manager of MainOne , curator and Founder of Blcompere Limited. There were several questions and answers in the course of the discussion on digital violence, digital protection, digital access, digital education and empowerment.
It was pointed out during the discussion that there were a lot of cyber bully and violence and the most affected were women and girls. This is because as women are not safe in the real world so also they are not safe in the web world. This is not the kind of web we want the panelist all agreed.
We want the kind of web that will allow women and girls to freely express themselves without fear or any intimidation. It is therefore pertinent that we will continue to raise our voices until women and girls are safe both in the real world and also in the virtual world.
However women and girls were advised that since we all know that social media is a public place whatever personal thing we cannot put on the bill board in the street should not be put on the social media to avoid in friction of our privacy and that women and girls should express themselves on the social media with dignity.
We, Olutosin and myself spoke at length on internet access, digital literacy and empowerment. We both told the story of what we were before meeting the world pulse, what we are now and what we have achieved in the last five years of being correspondents of world pulse and exposure to the internet. The several awards we have collected both home and abroad, our NGOs were registered and we have have helped several women facing one challenges or the other in our community.
I told them I have organized Empowerment workshops for about 330 women and girls, I have carried violence free campaigns to eight villages and I have helped several women facing domestic and sexual violence. All these I was able to achieve because of what World Pulse have invested in my life.
It was at this point that we mentioned the campaign going on at the world pulse community, ” Women Weave the Web” and encouraged everyone in the room to join the world pulse to access the campaign.
Immediately we finished the program four people came to me to collect the website of World Pulse and how they could join the community. I have seen two of them already in the community.
I also share my vision of “female only cybercafe and Library” as part of the solution to gender gap in the internet access in our country. Also that computers and modem should be made affordable in Nigeria to enhance people’s access to internet.
The program was so interesting and exciting that it did not finish until an hour behind the scheduled time. Women and girls access to internet is now the heart beat of the world .
Therefore the World Pulse campaign- Women Weave the Web is very timely and is going to be part of the solution needed to tackle women and girls internet access issues globally.
“ACCESS TO INTERNET IS ACCESS TO LIFE”

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »

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LeanaM's picture

Thank you!

Thank you, Busayo, for sharing your experience and for the lovely pictures! I am so glad this was a positive experience and that you were able to give more ladies the opportunity to join World Pulse and participate in the campaign. Thank you for all that you do to support World Pulse!

busayo's picture

Thank you too!

Thank you too Leana and the World Pulse team for the opportunity given to us to represent the community. It was an exciting experience. I am so proud that I belong to World Pulse.

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

SSD's picture

Great !

Superb article, dear Busayo ! Keep inspiring us all.

Cheers,
Shaheen

busayo's picture

Thanks!

Thanks so much, I appreciate your encouragement!

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Greengirl's picture

Very inspiring post!

It is really a delight to know about your motivating experience. Your post is information packed and very enlightening. You remain an inspiration and I am itching to meet you.

God bless you and all you stand for and represent!

Much love and high regards,
Greengirl

busayo's picture

Thank You!

Thank you my dear sister, I can't wait to meet you. Please inbox me on where you are staying, I may pop in any time.

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Celine's picture

Inspiring

Dear Busayo,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I appreciate your vision that cybercafes and libraries designed for specific groups can provide solution to some gaps in the society.

Well done dear sister for the good job. It was nice talking with you but really unfortunate that we could not see once again.

Warm regards,
Celine

busayo's picture

Thank you too!

Thank you too my dear sister for being there all the time. I thought you would be be able to come that day but the place is so far to the mainland. I hope my report has giving you most of the gist of what happened at the program.

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

kellyannaustin's picture

Wow!

So lovely! You say, "All these I was able to achieve because of what World Pulse have invested in my life." I think, too, World Pulse is what it is because of you. You have invested in World Pulse too. :) Thank you for your amazing efforts and for getting the word out.

Best wishes,

Kelly

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Thanks Kelly

Thanks Kelly for Your encouraging words. My investment in World Pulse actually worth it. I appreciate you!

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Nancy Janus's picture

Wonderful work!

Busayo, this article is inspirational. You have absolutely understood the importance of women's unfettered access to the internet and it sounds as though you have used your involvement in World Pulse to facilitate this. It is so exciting to learn of your Empowerment Workshops and the sizable number of women whose lives you have touched through them. I love the idea of violence free campaigns! You are a real activist. I wish I could meet you and shake your hand!

Best to you for continuing wonderful work,

Nancy

busayo's picture

Thank you so much Nancy!

Thankbyou so much Nancy for your encouraging words. You know what? I can feel your handshake as I am reading your response spurring me on to do more for the women in my community. I will continue to raise my voice until evèry woman and girls arenfree of Violence all over the world.

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

busayo's picture

Thank you Nancy

Thank you so much Nancy for your words of encouragement. You know what I can feel your handshake as I am reading your response and it is spurring me on to do more in my community. I will continue to raise my voice until every woman and girl is free of violence all over the world.
Thank you!

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Cali gal Michelle's picture

Dear Busayo- This is a

Dear Busayo-

This is a wonderful piece exemplifying what this community is about! Voices being lifted and heard, creating change and forward movement for women and girls, building up local community, and encouraging others to join in with you! I absolutely love it! You are an inspiration, and I am grateful that you've used your knowledge to empower other women to raise their voices and to help those who have suffered violence against them.

Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

Listener
Sister-Mentor
@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

busayo's picture

Thank you Michelle!

Thank you Michelle for your response. I am receiving more strength to forge ahead in representing the voiceless in my community. I came back not long ago moving round to create a powerful women network round Nigeria. I have already seen volunteers in five states including Abuja. The sky is the beginning!

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

amymorros's picture

What We Want

Thank you for your years of dedication and hard work on such an important issue. I feel privileged to read about the kinds of interactions that happened at the event you attended. That is certainly the place where so many people came together and shared ideas about how to improve access. You know the kinds of obstacles women face and what to do about them.
I have no doubt that progress will be made.
Thank you for sharing your experience and the lovely photos!

Amy
@amyinstl

busayo's picture

Thanks Amy

Thanks Amy for your words of encouragement. I really appreciate it!!

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

bitani's picture

Busayo, this is an excellent

Busayo, this is an excellent piece and I loved most of the ideas you brought up, particularly the parallelism that the real world is unsafe to women and girls so is the virtual online world.

You and Olutsin make me and the whole World Pulse community proud.

A small suggestion is to break up the paragraphs in the piece, so this will make it easier to read than a long bloc.

best regards,

Bayan

busayo's picture

Thank you Bayan

Thank you Bayan, we are also so proud to be part of World Pulse. I will do the editing as you have suggested right now.

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Y's picture

I thoroughly enjoyed you

I thoroughly enjoyed you well-written article, Byan. It is very accessible to the lay reader, and does produce a passion in me to assist.

Yvette

busayo's picture

Thanks Y

Thanks Y, I am happy you find the article enjoyable and we will Love to have your assistance in our work.
Thank you!

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Y's picture

I already LOVE Tosin. Let me

I already LOVE Tosin. Let me know what I can do, from the USA, to assist in your efforts. do you want to connect on facebook?

Yvette

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Thank you for Loving Tosin, she is my good sister. I will love to connect with you on facebook

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Jenna Kz's picture

Thank You

Thank you Botsan for lending your voice!

Hearing about your work to empower other strong Nigerian women through technology is amazing! Your article is so inspiring, because it shows how you and your organization work to address the gender inequality that exists as a barrier in science and technology. Your voice is a powerful tool for ending this barrier.

Thank you for sharing,
Jenna

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Thanks Jenna for your encouraging words. WorldPulse is a community where you will want to teach others what you have learnt. The spirit is always there. I will continue to push forward until every woman in Nigeria is enjoying the Web

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Thanks Jenna for your encouraging words. WorldPulse is a community where when you llearn something you will want to teach othets. The spirit is always there. I will continue to push forward until every woman in Nigeria is enjoying the benefits of web

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

kellyannaustin's picture

Just to add...

Busayo,

I noticed that you mentioned creating a library in your post: "I also share my vision of “female only cybercafe and Library” as part of the solution to gender gap in the internet access in our country." Your project is promising and I'm writing to make sure you know about our World Pulse partner, Beyond Access. Beyond Access is a global movement of people and organizations committed to the idea that modern public libraries help drive economic and social development. Beyond Access encourages dialogue, assembles a community, and facilitates partnerships. They also create and curate resources, and provide services and opportunities for libraries and community organizations, development practitioners, and to donors and all levels of government. You can find out more about them at this url: http://beyondaccess.net/members/

In order to be eligible for the opportunity to connect with others who support community development through libraries, you must submit to all three phases of World Pulse’s 2014 Women Weave the Web Campaign. You can find out more information about the campaign here, http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/how-to-participate It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital access in all its complexity. And the role libraries play in this question would be a good place to start!

As you may know, there is also a prize that will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. The prize will include the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize title, a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on WorldPulse.com, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City. You can find more on the website, http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/www-women-weave-the-web-campaign-prizes

The deadline to submit to the first phase is March 31st!

Wishing you peace,

Kelly

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Thank you so much Kelly for this vital information. I have submitted to the first phase of the "weave the Web" I am also prepared to submit to the remaining two phases. I am so passionate about the vision that all women and girls in my community must have the opportunity to have access to internet. I am a lif testimony of the benefits of connecting to the world. I am going to try all I can to convince the organizer of "weave the Web" campaign that my community need the star price more than any other community in the world. There are so many untapped potentials Nigerian women and girls as a result of lack of access to internet.
Thank you once again for this information!

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Thank you so much Kelly for this vital information. I have submitted to the first phase of the "weave the Web" I am also prepared to submit to the remaining two phases. I am so passionate about the vision that all women and girls in my community must have the opportunity to have access to internet. I am a lif testimony of the benefits of connecting to the world. I am going to try all I can to convince the organizer of "weave the Web" campaign that my community need the star price more than any other community in the world. There are so many untapped potentials Nigerian women and girls as a result of lack of access to internet.
Thank you once again for this information!

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Thank you so much Kelly for this vital information. I have submitted to the first phase of the "weave the Web" I am also prepared to submit to the remaining two phases. I am so passionate about the vision that all women and girls in my community must have the opportunity to have access to internet. I am a lif testimony of the benefits of connecting to the world. I am going to try all I can to convince the organizer of "weave the Web" campaign that my community need the star price more than any other community in the world. There are so many untapped potentials Nigerian women and girls as a result of lack of access to internet.
Thank you once again for this information!

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Dear Busayo,
My name is Brenda and I am a member of beyond access that advocates that libraries power and are engines for development. I am moved by your article and I congratulate you on the awards in recognition for the work you have put in. In Uganda, we have so many women at the grass root level; and men though women are the majority that are really fascinated by the whole ICT phenomenon. Be it a computer, a mobile phone, a radio or television, the women especially in rural westnile region of Uganda have been made to feel that such gadgets are for men and only men are allowed to touch and use them. Libraies within this region are now embarking on a campaign to bridge this digital literacy gap and include women in ICT initiatives and access. To educate them that ICT is not for their husbands or men or school going children alone but they too can be apart of the advancing digital century.
It would be nice if you could share some of the presentations from the workshop on the issues discussed with us to use to distribute to out community librarians in order to equip them with information for the campaign. I also wonder if it is possible for you to get us in touch with CIPESA to perhaps share and exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices.
Brenda

Brenda

busayo's picture

Okay Brenda!

Okay Brenda, I am so glad you are moved by this article, I wrote a lot about what happened at the web we want program in the article. It was not presentation per say but it was like a panel and we just shared our views on the Web we want and our community want. About CIPESA, I have the email address of their representative from Uganda, I will send it to you through your box so that you can write her on how she can be of help to your work in Uganda. I am sure she will be willing to help.
Thank you for your response on my post!

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Nabiye Tal's picture

Great Job

Dear Busayo,
My dear sister, thank you for sharing your experience, your post is so inspiring and informative. I could feel the excitement in your voice. I am glad to read about the event and the way forward in creating the web we want. I quite agree with you that the www campaign is timely. We shall continue to join hands together until we achieve the goals of educating and encouraging more women to access the web. Thank you Busayo and weldone!

Nabiye Tal,
Founder/CEO- IEVAWC.
@nabiye, @ievawc

busayo's picture

Thank You!

Thank you my dear sister for your wonderful response and encouragement. Together we will achieve gender equality in Nigeria. Keep up the good work you are doing too

Love
Busayo Obisakin
Founder/CEO
Women Inspiration Development Center
Ile-Ife
Nigeria

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

CherylP's picture

Wonderful Work

Busayo,

Thank you for this great summary of such an informative and inspiring event. It sounds like there was such a great forum to discuss and move forward on so many of the issues so pertinent to women and the web today. I especially liked the comment about moving forward with dignity. There are so many broad issues of access, education and safety as women gain access to the digital world. Dignity and respect for ourselves and other women will create opportunity as new voices emerge.

Cheryl

busayo's picture

Thank you too!

Thank too Cheryl for your response and encouragement. I really appreciate you

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

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I Just Love Listening To You...

Busayo,

I just love listening to you. Your work and your beautiful writings about your work have impacted my life in many ways. In my work in digital marketing, I have always been a digital advocate (and resident instigator of change) but with your work I have come to realize the far reaching problems that affect digital access elsewhere in the world. I am grateful that World Pulse is here and that we have been able to connect.

One of the things I enjoy about your work is that it seems as though the internet is the instigator and the glue that brings together and binds, but it also seems that the internet has created "on the ground" communities that will stick together as well, even when there is no internet access.

I look forward to the day when your internet communities include children as well as their mothers....all learning about the world.

Thank you again for all that you do!

Sue (aka Trudy)

-------------------------------------------------------

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
(Walt Disney)

busayo's picture

Thank you Sue!

Dear Sue,
Thank you very much for your response and encouragement.Yes, the Female only cybercafé is going to inlude the children. The children can not be left behind when their mothers are visiting the cafe. We will definitely havr a way to accommodate them

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

KOMoore's picture

Busayo February 22, 2014

Dear Busayo,

I am so happy that your piece was one of my assigned readings! So many have already responded to you. How exciting to make the connection with the prize being offered by Beyond Access.
I echo many of the sentiments shared about your efforts. I was moved by your energy and passion for what you are doing and it is making a difference. You also are catching the attention of the industry that matters with what matters to the people who use their product; access, safety, affordability.
The most poignant statement was recognizing that a world which is not safe for women to begin with must have access to the internet that creates safety. Suggestions of female only cybercafes and libraries are so practical and doable.
Congratulations on the recognition you have received. I am so glad you are a part of World Pulse.
I am an American and a healthcare executive; it is important that internet access be accessible world wide even from a health perspective.
I am honored to meet you on the 'net and, as you note, where we become familiar with one another as friends.

Warm Regards,

Karen

busayo's picture

I am so glad we

Dear Karen,
I am so glad we are connected. you see what we are talking about, How would have connected with a wonderful sister like you without internet. I will continue to forge ahead until my vision that every Nigerian women and girls have a safe place to access internet.
Thank you for your response!

Love
Busayo Obisakin
Founder/ CEO
Women Inspiration Development Centre
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

kind3500's picture

Great

What a wonderful piece! I learned a great deal of information from reading this and felt enlightened. Love the statistics and the analysis you provide, as well as the personal connections you've made. Lots of detail and wonderful ideas. I fully support female only cybercafes, as that would greatly increase safety and comfort. It is very important to raise awareness of cyber bullying and online violence, and be cautious as to who exactly you are communicating with. World Pulse is a safe online network which has provided so much opportunity for women worldwide. Congrats and continue to do great things! Thanks for sharing

Kindersley

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Dear Kindersley,
Thank you very much for your response, encouragement and support. I really appreciate you.

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

phoang's picture

Thank you for sharing

Hi Busayo. How lovely it is to read about your involvement in local campaigns and forums! I'm so happy to know that there are people like you fighting for the inclusion of women in the digital space. I hope one day you will succeed in implementing a female-only cybercafe where women can access the Internet in a safe environment. Because of your efforts and also those around you, one day it will happen. Until then, please know that we are all here to encourage you. Thank you!

busayo's picture

Thanks again

Thank you once again for your response and encouragement here. I really appreciate you

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Jan K Askin's picture

Dear Busayo, Look above. See

Dear Busayo,

Look above. See how many women have responded to your article!

In reading your submission, I could share with you the excitement of the "Web We Want" conference. It is gratifying that you and Olutosin had the opportunity to share information about World Pulse. I share many of the positive comments sent by the women before me.

The idea of a women only cybercafe has an appeal while we all work for a safer world for women. What steps might we take to create a safer overall world for women at the same time?

Keep up your good work.

Jan

Jan Askin

busayo's picture

Thanks Jan!

Thanks Jan, as you have rightly said, I am so overwhelmed by the comments on this post. One thing stand out for me in all this, we need the encouragement of each other. It gives us more strength and inspiration. What we need to do to create safe world for women all over the world is our togetherness more than anything. We need a powerful network that the whole world will not be able to ignore and our voice together will be sooo loud
Thank once again!

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

cassie_levy's picture

Your words are inspiring! You

Your words are inspiring! You are have done and continue to do amazing things. The world is a better place because of you. Keep up the good work!

busayo's picture

Thank you!

Thank you for your response and encouragement. I really appreciate you!

Love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

lydiagcallano's picture

Happy for you!

I am glad that more and more women find their voices in the web. I agree with you 100% that women should have access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) and women should be allowed to think aloud and express themselves using digital advancements.

However, women in the web be vigilant at the same time. There is the possibility of being victims of identity theft (using someone's personal information and images for an immoral or illegal activity); or being lured into a financial scam. Women. especially those who are new to the digital world, should use ICT and surf the Internet with prudence and guidance from trustworthy people. Gut feel or intuition can help in case of doubt but prayers and correct information are the best bases for sound judgment.

God speed!

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

busayo's picture

Oh Thank you!

Thank you Lydia for your response and encouragement. Thank you also for your observation that women should be careful on the Web. This is the reason why we are advocating for safe web, it is very import.
I appreciate you!

Love
Busayo Obisakin
Founder/ CEO
Women Inspiration Development Centre
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

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WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

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World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

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Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative