Growing up as a young woman, I have always noticed that women, irrespective of their origin or class, are a special specie of God’s creation…
They are special not just because of the multiple roles they play in society as wives, mothers, housekeepers, breadwinners and social development agents, but also because of the natural abilities bestowed on them by nature to be able to do all these- whatever their status!
I’ve always pondered on these roles with admiration, and a deep desire to effectively fulfil them all and help others do same, has generated into a passion. I believe women’s true beauty lies in realizing this privilege, and it’s equally an opportunity to make a positive contribution to their world.
However, I also discovered with some disappointment, that several factors impede a vast majority of women from reaching these goals. Such factors run from gender discrimination in professional and socio-cultural milieu, to economic stagnation and lack of personal growth in major areas of life.
At this point, I saw the need for, and appraised the world campaign for women’s empowerment in order to fill this gap. I knew from the start that I wanted to be part of this campaign, to make my voice heard through contributions to the global fight.
A fight for survival in a male-dominated world, not as a docile individual but as a partner in protecting women’s rights and promoting world peace; a fight not for dominion, but for combined efforts against numerous insecurities and injustices most women go through from people who perpetuate such acts, either by ignorance of the negative effects on women; by design because the society has taught them it’s the normal thing to do, or by some women themselves upon fellow women!
World Pulse proved to be a good platform to join in the campaign. I first discovered World Pulse in 2009, and immediately acknowledged that it provides the resources to promote women through interaction and exchange of ideas, as well as projects that portray the better picture of womanhood.
When World Pulse launched it’s 2010 “Voice of Our Correspondents” applicants programme, I said to myself, “ there’s no way I’m going to miss out this time!” So I enrolled for the applicants’ programme with the hope of benefiting from their rich training, so I can in the course of it and thereafter, significantly make a difference in my world regarding the cause, however small.
Through World Pulse’s “Voice of the Future Correspondents” programme, I can add my voice to global campaigns against injustices on women such as violence, share empowerment ideas with other women through my journal, and initiate or take part in projects geared towards empowering women. What is more amazing…is that this is available to every woman, wherever they are, whatever they’re going through, thanks to the power of web 2.0. I’m proud to be one of those women!
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Your Journey and Vision.