Tech to end violence against women

fidelity
Posted April 2, 2020 from Kenya
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Tech is my world for lack of better word. i first heard of an email address from a friend when i was 33years old. a friend of mine who was younger than i by 3 years but more exposed than i was asked me to open an email address since she was traveling outside our country so that we could keep in touch.  I had no idea what an email address was and thought it was something which was very expensive and affordably was next to impossible since i had not operated a computer using internet. so i never took her talk seriously and so i never opened one since i did not know how. A year later, i got a mobile phone which of course was not a smartphone however, i could text and reach out to my friends. owning a phone opened a new world to me, i got some interest in knowing more of internet and i went to a cyber and i was helped to open my first email address and learnt how to browse, from there on wards i would spend time on cyber and spent a lot of my small income on  browsing  however i learnt a lot by my self.  through technology i have connected with many friends, learnt  a lot and got a whole new world view of things. the best thing that happened to me i got one of best scholarship the common wealth scholarship and studied a master degree online in one of the best university in the UK. through technology i founded a women organization to empower women. currently i am raising awarness on gender based violence online.  we have trained more than 300 women on use of twitter, Facebook, whatsApp, and even message texting  using mobile phones to share information on violence against women, access help for victims, reporting cases of violence against women and children etc to date we have reached to more than 9.6k people on line using social platforms.

technology is the way to go for all  women it will keep us connected and find solution to together as sisters.

#together we are strong!!!!

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Jill Langhus
Apr 03
Apr 03

Hello Fidelis,

How are you and your family doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your amazing, tech story. Keep up the great work!

Hope you and your family are doing well...

fidelity
Apr 03
Apr 03

Hello dear Jill,
We are doing well and praying that this corona thing goes. Yes I love tech because through tech I have sisters like you.. Let's keep going

Jill Langhus
Apr 04
Apr 04

Hello there:-)

Great to hear!

Yeeeeess! And, will do.

Hello, Fidelis,

Your story shows age is not a hindrance for a woman to learn to use technology. Very is inspiring, dear! Congratulations on your milestones! Keep up your great work!

fidelity
Apr 03
Apr 03

Hello dear Karen,
Thanks, true age is not a barrier it is the mindset . I have experienced this personally and with the women I teach. Some get it like once and run with it, others take time but we all finally get to use it. I have a lady who is now advertising her business by sending what App other friends to deliver vegetables.it is beautiful. Let's celebrate. I love it when I watch my sisters in Philippines share their stories live... Let's keep going and infect every woman with tech..

jessg411
Apr 03
Apr 03

Hi Fidelity- Thank you for sharing this awesome story! I am so glad to hear that you have access to technology and congratulations on the scholarship and master's degree :) It sounds like you are really using it to help the women around you! good luck with your initiative and keep us updated!

Best,
Jess

fidelity
Apr 03
Apr 03

Thanks Jess, tech changed my life and I am a different person. Tech is so enabling, I am passing on the skill for free to women . I want us to stay in touch and connected. It is because of tech I got you sister. Lets tech unite us..
Fidelity

jessg411
Apr 06
Apr 06

Hi Fidelity-
awesome- so glad to hear that tech has changed you for the better. Please keep in touch and feel free to message me at any point! Love hearing more about your story.
Best,
Jess

fidelity
Apr 07
Apr 07

thanks Jess,
i am encouraged and we will definitely keep in touch. we have tech, we are proud of it cause it life transforming.
best
Fidelis

Elly Hawkins
Apr 03
Apr 03

I completely agree that technology is a great tool for communication and it provides ways for women to find help when needed. Please continue your great work!!

fidelity
Apr 03
Apr 03

Thanks Elly, true tech is so important to us women it a new whole world. I love it that I can find any information you need with tech...

otahelp
Apr 06
Apr 06

waoh Fidelity such a wonderful story and journey have narrated here. i am happy you can move browse on the internet and can now empower other women through the internet.

fidelity
Apr 07
Apr 07

thank you my sister Otahelp,
yes tech has transformed my life and i am ready to transform other sister in my community. lets keep going...
best
fidelis

Adanna
Apr 22
Apr 22

Dear Fidelity,
Your story is inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

I like the pictures :-)

Love,
Adanna

fidelity
Apr 23
Apr 23

thank you Adanna,
lets be there fore our sister in our own little ways.
regards dear
fidelity