VOF Week 1 – (A Golden Moment for Women Struggling for Peace and Freedom)
The discovery of connecting women all over the world with common and diverse experiences is indeed an exciting journey towards a common goal for global women empowerment. Web 2.0 is my newly found beautiful place for ordinary women like me who wanted to share innermost thoughts and feelings to others. I believe this could contribute in the making of myself as a woman and as a mother in shaping this world a place for everyone without fear of discrimination and exploitation. This is another woman’s place of struggle for peace, freedom and justice.
I find Web 2.0 a powerful medium in advancing solutions to the global women empowerment movement through electronic communication. The courage of expressing and forming ideas by women is women empowerment by itself. This is overcoming the fear of being trivialized and criticized of being mediocre. In today’s reality , ideas always come from powers that be despite the hurt and violence it brings and are being imposed to those whom they believed are weak and incapable being like us women.
Web 2.0 is an alternative solution to the voices of women who don’t have access to mainstream media who have strict censorship on the issue of women and social justice. The voices of women who have long been unheard will echo in every corner of the globe, powerful voices of women who chant peace and sing songs of freedom will reverberate making humane changes in the global map of life.
This is a golden moment for us women who are struggling for peace and freedom, to get involved and bind each other to be one in freeing ourselves, our children, our husbands and our people from the existing forces that dominate the world.I know that getting involved in this advocacy on the web for women’s empowerment is not easy .
In the first place, I’m not a writer ( though, I wish I could be one) , grasping for words and making myself understood by others is still a learning process for me. But, trying patiently to weave the different scattered voices of Filipino women to become a piece of idea in Web 2.0 is an empowerment. I need to speak to help break the silence of Filipino women and their families who cannot eat three square meals a day, don’t have roofs under their heads, don’t have medicines whenever they get sick and worse , being persecuted by a Filipino woman president whenever they have the courage to speak and seek for justice.
I’m confident that collective efforts of the global women will help me go through this advocacy no matter how rough the road ahead. We will be mentors together in this learning journey of advancing the voice of Filipino women and the women of the world.