Introducing myself and my journal: "Rio20" - •Women’s land tenure, property rights, and control over natural resources

Bara
Posted May 15, 2012 from Nigeria

About Me: I am a young Nigerian woman from the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. I would like to describe myself as a woman who wants to do what she can to better the lot of women in the world especially women in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria who are relegated to the background and are told that 'they ought to be seen and not heard'. Militancy in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria has not made life for women in this region an easy one. Women in this region are highly affected with low literacy, and the violence against women is on the increase. This among other factors have made me decide to advocate and speak for myself.

My Passions: Reading, writing, photography, swimming, and cooking

My Vision for the Future: A world where women can fully participate in political, democratic and economic development of their societies without ant barrier.

My Areas of Expertise: Conflict Analysis, Gender Advocacy, Mediation and conflict management, research and data analysis

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  • Nusrat Ara
    May 15, 2012
    May 15, 2012

    Dear friend,

    Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

    Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

    I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

    In friendship,

  • Bara
    May 17, 2012
    May 17, 2012

    I thank you so much Nusrat for such warm welcome.

  • Breese McIlvaine
    May 17, 2012
    May 17, 2012

    Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 190 countries. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

    Also, click here to find out how to participate in this exciting opportunity to advise world leaders at the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development simply by posting in your PulseWire journal: http://www.worldpulse.com/Rio20

    I look forward to hearing your voice!

  • Bara
    May 17, 2012
    May 17, 2012

    Hi Breese, I do feel very welcome in this community. Thank you so much for your warm welcome.

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Jun 03, 2012
    Jun 03, 2012

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Bara
    Jun 04, 2012
    Jun 04, 2012

    Hi Fatima, Thank you so much. Though am still trying to get a hang of the website but you have made me feel more welcome.