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Swift thinkers as the net!

General Analysis: Women are generally known to be smart thinkers,their natural anatomy and works design them for this;these prepare them for their natural callings;teachers and helpers and to be a teacher and a helper,one need to be learned and experienced,at this age of internet,education is now advanced and remodified,people communicate differently,people learn differently,people teach diffrently and even people reason differently now.
The Internet brought these unique and useful civilisation even though unfurtunately,the women who are supposed to be the major recipient of knowledge are now the ones sidelined by different factors such as lack or inadequate knowledge of how to use the internet,insecurity at the cyber cafe,cold regard,inability to operate the computer,poor moral support by the male operators amongst others.
How?:How do we destroy all these challenging barriers debarring the womenfolk from their achievements?
1. Inadequate/Lack of facilities: in most areas even the urban ones,it is quite rare to find a cafe set up to meet the standard needed by women in terms of privacy,assistance and comfortability.
2. Poor access system: Even cyber cafes that are well equiped are always filled up by the male counterparts,one hardly find a row of females! More cyber cafes designed for females need be put up even by financially capable women for the sake of women and their needs being met.
3.Harrassment: Women are generally prone to harrassment where there are more men and a cyber cafe in a locality is always bombarded by males and instances where a woman needs to browse the net,she is usually met with cold stares,sexual harrassment and embarrassing countenance. If a women's cyber cafe is made available,where she can train,learn and practise,this will go a long way in stepping the women's exposure and awareness up.
4.Achievement: How do we achieve our goal and desire?remembering that our goal is to connect all women globally and help them learn from the internet and benefit themselves and their community,and no doubt that this is very much achievable because even presently,women join in the weaving train every minute,every second using whatever means are easily available and accessible to them! And no doubt that a lot is being achieved even globally because the women are contributing their quotas to global needs;they are swift thinkers as the net itself so what do you expect?!
Thank you for your time.
Rasheedat Sanni.

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



I am very inspired by your story. This is also true of Nigerian women predicament in accessing internet.
Thank you for the post


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Mauwa Brigitte's picture

Rasheedat Sami, Thank you for

Rasheedat Sami,

Thank you for the shared history and the continuing struggle for your community, the Internet connects all women around the world. Creating a cyber cafe for initiation, computer training tool for community development. Have you ever heard of Resolutions 1325 & 1820 of the Security Council of the United States?
That women have the courage to denounce the criminals.


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