MEDIA AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

MAY
Posted September 14, 2011 from Nigeria
What most excites you about Web 2.0?

1. The most exciting thing about web2.0 is that it is a platform or forum where I can go to network and share ideas, concepts and issues affecting my life, our organization, women, community and the world generally. I am excited about the fact that I can touch the lives of other women in other parts of the world through social media, new media, social networking and even be a citizen journalist to people.

  1. What solutions you think Web 2.0 brings to the global women's empowerment movement? • Women empowerment movement is crucial and is a necessary tool for the development of our world. Hence it is a platform where problems and solutions of gender inequality, inequity and women’s health can be discussed, re-addressed, solutions attained and awareness created globally. • Through web 2.0, women widen the scope of their literacy and knowledge • Web 2.0 would also give a deep sense of belonging to women, self confidence, a sense of direction, one purpose and one voice when networking • Social networks such as Twitter, Face book, Google map, Hi 5 serves as a tool of socialization, exchange of ideas. Women can speak out while others who are change and police makers can take action in their various communities based on the responses received on the issues affecting women. • Local & International magazines, radio, television programs on women can help disseminate information to women globally and keep them well informed and up to date concerning issues affecting them. How are, or can, these tools be empowering for you?
  2. I am a representative of Skildev foundation. These tools have empowered us by making our organization heard globally; of which one of them is voice of future through World pulse. The foundation uses the tools to disseminate information of our training programmes such as on Television, Radio, news paper, magazines, face book etc. Creating awareness of issues concerning women and youths in our community. Currently, SKILDEV saw the need of training the fellows of the Foundation women, girl and youths to be Computer Literate, to benefit from the uses of web 2.0 to enhance the skills acquired in the Foundation through online training. SKILDEV has organized several Television life skill training and awareness campaign, on living & life skill acquisition e.g. Catering and Fashion design, Batik and Adire, entrepreneur skill etc. Our trainees are taught to use social media such as Twitter, Face book etc as a means of marketing and networking their acquired skills for patronage. SKILDEV also networks with their counterparts globally. Thereby gaining empowerment by web 2.0.

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Diane Dillon
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

You are so right about the empowerment factor. media coverage is so important for people whem mainstream is not giving people what they need.

MAY
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

I appreciate your comment

Diane Dillon
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

Hi it is a skill to teach people how to fish or anything else and it tkaes endurance and patience. also there are many differnt forms of fishing as anything else sometimes we catch the big fish or sometimes its a smal one but we try and catch something ddenlighten@hotmail.com

MAY
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

Indeed it need endurance to impact knowledge, but, it is satisfying when a women becomes skillful the excitement the beaming simile cannot be quantified

Catherine Clark
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

As Founder and CEO of a Women's Advocacy Foundation , I can attest to the fact that it has been because of Web 2.0 that we have been able to grow as quickly as we have. In less than one year, we have reached out to almost 1.000,000 people. That would have never been possible before.

The Social Media websites are a key factor in this reality, yes, I agree.

MAY
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

I appreciate your comment

MAY
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

I do appreciate

mrbeckbeck
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011

Hello!

I am glad to see that you have completed your first assignment! And, I saw that you have posted this in your personal journal as well. In the future, please use this group only for program related questions or suggestions only.

You should post personal essays, and assignments in your personal journal (http://www.worldpulse.com/mypulse/journal).

Thank you for understanding! Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards, Scott

MAY
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

If I may understand you, my essays should be posted to my personal journal only. While the group it should be comment only? is it what you intended?

mrbeckbeck
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

Hi May,

Yes, your essays should be in your personal journal. And, in this group journal, you can comment as much as you like, but if you make a new post it should be a program-related question or suggestion.

I hope that helps! Thank you so much for being here, and for the work you're doing. Best, Scott

MAY
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

You are most welcome