Life is a challenge

Posted October 10, 2010 from Yemen

Life is full of challenges; however, we are still enjoying this life. We have great projects and ideas for campaign are full of challenges and sometimes of danger, however, we still believe on them. Bringing a change to the community it is not that easy thing to do because in this way you are trying to change values and tradition that several generation raised on them and pass these values to another generation. For instance, there is a campaign in Jordan called "Sheel Iedak". This campaign is against sexual harassment in the street. The cause of the campaign is very noble and essential to stop sexual harassment in streets, but there are many opponents for this campaign, and justifying that Jordan has no this problem in the streets. These kinds of challenges need more courage and patient from the social workers. The other kind of challenges is the poor infrastructure of the community. For example, EWAMT project in Yemen. electricity cutting and the low speed of internet connections are one of the biggest challenges that the project team is facing.

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  • akaneko
    Oct 15, 2010
    Oct 15, 2010

    Dear Ghaidaa,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! I would have loved to hear a bit more about your personal challenges that you face and how you see PulseWire as part of your solution to overcoming these challenges. I completely agree with you that some of the changes that we want to bring about are so entrenched in society that it can be extremely difficult to move beyond these barriers. You mentioned that there are many opponents to the Sheel Iedak campaign - do you see citizen journalism as a tool to support this particular cause and refute some of the arguments form the opponents?

    Best wishes,


  • Carri Pence
    Oct 19, 2010
    Oct 19, 2010

    Sexual harassment on the streets is an issue that we ignore and we often turn a blind eye to it. I am so happy that you have the courage to fight this and to value sexual harassment on the level where it should be valued. Your integrity to GBV is a role that is going to change the world.

    -Carri Pence

  • Judy Schiller
    Oct 19, 2010
    Oct 19, 2010

    Hello, Ghaidaa, Thank you for writing. I was interested in learning more about how you personally were involved with creating change in your community. Are you working with/for any of the projects you mentioned? For example, are you a social worker? Please tell us more about your involvement in the different campaigns you mentioned. :)

    Can World Pulse and your presence on Web 2.0 help with the electricity "issues" at all?

    Thanks for being a part of World Pulse, and I hope you will continue to journal. :)

    All the best, Judy