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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
Sherifatu is my name. I am from Ghana in the Northern region. My passion is working to bring positive change in communities where action is needed. While doing this, i hope to impart and at the same time receive knowledge from the people i come into contact with. Themes i like working on are usually on women's issues and challenges, concerns of women-combating violence across sectors and ages and dealing with justice for women. Currently, corruption takes the center stage of all activities which have negative impact on society. Women bear the brunt of it who don't have enough resources or knowledge to fight it. I would like to see a future free of corruption, violence and injustice particularly that of the world of women. While institutions are established to tackle all forms of discrimination and injustice, little is seen from their actions in tackling these issues. I would like to see women question the status quo and be bold enough to ask questions on platforms for the rights answers and demand action on issues at the same time. In doing these, these people are taking through capacity buildings and trainings in line with changing technological needs of society.

My Passions:
To be involved in actions that bring about positive change

My Challenges:
Making those involved to see the challenge we have at hand. Many have been in unpleasant situations for so long that they no longer see it as a challenge. Getting a chunk of them to realise that a change is neccesary without inciting a debate is an issue.

My Vision for the Future:
I see a world of women resourced enough to challenge issues of concern to them and taking up positions of leadership

My Areas of Expertise:
Women in leadership, Women's rights, anti corruption/social auditing

Comments

In dealing with issues of women, be it leadership and participation, marketing of produce, anti corruption and violence, technological tools have always been employed. Depending on the type of location of beneficiaries, various levels of technological tools may be employed.

Sherry Sherry's picture

Making a better world should

Making a better world should be everyone's business

Sherry- Let me first welcome you to the World Pulse community! From your profile description it seems you will easily find a place among this amazing group of people! I myself am passionate about putting vision to action, and strive to help others turn their vision into action (see journal posts here: http://worldpulse.com/node/10443).

Corruption seems a common theme when talking about what prevents change. Corruption of government institutions, of laws, and corruption of the heart. So, what then needs to happen to rid ourselves of this poison? I would love to hear more of what actions you have found beneficial to creating change in the area of violence against women. Here is another post you may be interested in: http://worldpulse.com/node/84722

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about getting involved in this community. I have found the best way is to click on the Voices Rising link under the Community heading and read whatever posts catch your eye. Feel free to reply, ask questions, and add members to your own community.

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
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Women Weave the Web Campaign

Sherry,

I'm interested to see how you see a possible way to combat corruption might be technological empowerment. I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. You can find out more information about the campaign here, http://worldpulse.com/about/blog/launching-the-digital-empowerment-phase.... It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital literacy in all its complexity.

By participating, you will be joining a global community of women speaking out on the importance of digital inclusion and empowerment for women. Your voice will be delivered to powerful decision makers such as government officials, leaders in the technology industry, and policy makers at international organizations. In addition to influencing global agendas, your submission to the campaign will open the door to incredible opportunities such as:

· Being selected to represent World Pulse at influential international forums. This is your chance to meet key players and make your voice count!

· Connecting and building relationships with grassroots women leaders around the world. Be part of a community of thousands of women speaking out on this issue!

· Exploring and sharing resources for your work on our Campaign Resources page. Find support for your initiatives from funding to volunteers and supporters!

· Getting your voice heard on a global scale! World Pulse will analyze and collate your stories to deliver recommendations to influencers and decision makers on a global scale.

· Getting visibility and support for your work. Your story could be featured on our site, included in an e-magazine, or even published by well-known media outlets!

And the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize 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 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

I hope you'll participate!

Wishing you peace,

Kelly

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