ADVANTAGES OF TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN
First of all i would like to describe my lovely country(DRC).
DRC is located in the center of Africa.
AREA OF THE COUNTRY:2,345,409Km2
PRESIDENT:His excellency JOSEPH KABILA KABANGE
After ten years of war kabila became our legitimate president in 2006.
According to the situation at that time he had a change plan comprises five areas of activities:
-Safe water production and
Regarding these projects something has been done but there still much to do.However education
will be our main concern in this piece.Speaking about education in Congo we can easily notice
that for a long time it has been considered as men issue.This was due to our culture and customs.
Nowadays it is no longer the case.But despite the fact that women can go to school today,men have an
advance on us.
They are the ones who have been first educated,they are proficient in English,computer science
As it is well known,knowing English and computer science is useful on the job market.
Today even if you are educated if you don't master English and computer science you are just like
someone who did not attend school.
Here are some reasons which prevent congolese women to go to school:
-Lack of infrastructures
-Lack of electricity
-Lack of leadership
To effectively address these challenges i think the first thing is to open our eyes.
Congolese should have voter education training.Congolese should know the voter's rights and responsabilities.
DRC has serious leadership problems.We need to have the right person to the right place in all domains
of political,social,economic life,etc.We need to ban corruption,lack of democracy;etc.Our global
target should be the reinforcement of democracy and the strengthening of our democratic institutions.
Through the basis of good governance everything else will be alright.
_Another thing i would like to tackle on are women.We ,women should not live the story of others.
The war is over and there are many NGOs which help victims of sexual violences to become autonomous
and reinserted in society.I think we can stop complainning because we are survivors,yes we overcome.
Leymah said that "she met strong women who live in solidarity in Congo" and that is what we are.
The international woman day i did not want to leave my place and go around because i was thinking
about those women who could not afford for a soda.But when watching TV i saw what happenned on 7th
March,men of a so called V-Men organisation who condem discrimination and all forms of violences
toward women i was delighted because i noticed that our voices had been heard.
Dr MUKWENGE,Mr KABANGA working against sexual violences as well as our governor his excellency
Cishambo attended the meeting.Now that we even have the support of men we should not give up.Our
weapon must be the positive discrimination.Now that men and women have equal chance regarding job
and salary,we women should be qualified enough to show them our real value.Never think that because
you are a women you are automatically elligible for something.For this reason i advice every educated
woman to do her best to know computer science,to be connected to technology.For those who did not
attend school it is never late,please go to specific schools to know how to read and write at least
,it is enough in order to study computer science and access to internet technology.
IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY
-one can send a job application to the e-mail address of the employer
-one can work by conference call through Skype connected to internet
-one can go to international conferences by invitation of friends met on internet site and gain
-one can have fund on internet contacts
-one can meet with partners on internet
-one can respond to call for application for a given training in your country or abroad
-one can have courses in leadership,environment,...by internet connection.
-one can raise his or her voice and be heard
I wish that my readers get inspiration from my piece.I believe that you are women who have dreams
,make innovations for positive change in grassroots communities to help women access to internet.
so keep connected.
- to my parents who educated me
- to Mama shujaa media center which teaches English and computer literacy to women
- to all women working against sexual violences toward women
- to all people working to create a safe environment
-to people who will create further centers for teaching of English and computer literacy to women in other provinces
-to noble women initiative who came to visit us
-to WORLD PULSE
let these words guide us INSPIRATION-INNOVATION-QUALIFICATION OF WOMEN