Web 2.0 and global women's empowerment movement

Posted September 20, 2010 from Australia

What excites me most about the Web2.0 is that:

• It provides the opportunity to promote our voices, strengthen our collaboration and accelerate the exchange of working models for women empowerment and global challenges.

• The web 2.0 also provides the platform for discussion on various issues affecting women globally. Issues like women participation in politics, Gender based violence, Reproductive health, harmful traditional practices etc

• Through the Web 2.0 People for the different academic, profession, sex, age, race, religion etc can exchange information and ideas for social change. It provides tools that support our vision and connect with allies to work towards bringing about social change.

• Communication on the Web 2.0 is not way communication technology as it provides the platform for interactions amongst people from different walks of life, Social networking and connect. For the global women’s empowerment movement, the Web2.0 can bring the following solutions

• Create a global awareness on a prevailing issue in a particular area with people posting blogs constantly on the web. Through this awareness appropriate attention can be drawn to the issue. It could be the attention of the authorities, NGO, Social movement who would take action to combat such issues.

• The Web 2.0 will bring together different groups, movements, professionals, NGOs etc to connect and proffer ideas, solutions and visions on ways to improve global women’s empowerment movement.

• The Web 2.0 will educate people/women on issues. On the Web 2.0 people can ask questions and get variety of opinions on issues confusing to them. The pool of information available of the Web 2.0 platform will provide enough material resources for any research.

• The Web 2.0 will help build global women’s empowerment movement as it can communicate with people around the globe that can strengthen and foster advocacy. How the Web 2.0 will or is already empowering me is:

• I have met already met over three hundred women of the different race, age, religion and background etc with similar interest and we are already exchanging ideas, information, visions, experiences and stories.

• Through the Web 2.0, I have already learnt how to use new interesting internet functions like blogs and YOU TUBE.

• Through the Web 2.0 I have become part of an interesting people who will contribute our amplified voices to build global women’s empowerment movement.

• Through the Web 2.0 I will learn how to write journals and create awareness on women issues happening around my environment.

• I hope that through the use of Web 2.0 I will form allies and networks that I will work together with to bring about social change in my community with special regards to issues that affect women.

Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0

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  • Carri Pence
    Sep 22, 2010
    Sep 22, 2010

    Your knowledge of what web 2.0 is exactly why PulseWire is here. Thanks for giving a positive sense of why we need to have the web in order to give women a better future.

    Regards, Carri Pence

  • marissabrodney
    Sep 27, 2010
    Sep 27, 2010

    Hello Iphie, It's wonderful to read about your knowledge and interest in bringing about empowering futures through new electronic media! Keep up the good work! Best, Marissa

  • mrbeckbeck
    Sep 27, 2010
    Sep 27, 2010

    Hi Iphie,

    I'm glad to read about your excitement and your hope for the women's empowerment movement through Web 2.0

    It's also exciting to see that you're already feeling more knowledgeable about the Web, and are making new friends online. I can't wait to see what you're able to accomplish in your non-online life by using the tools and technology available online. I know you'll do great things if you keep your heart and mind at it!

    Best wishes, Scott

    Sep 27, 2010
    Sep 27, 2010

    Thank you all for for your contributions. Thank also to Web 2.0 through which we are able to form wide community in which we can exchange experience and ideas.

  • Mila
    Sep 28, 2010
    Sep 28, 2010

    Hi Iphie, I'm so excited to you are participating in this excellent program. You did a great job of demonstrating how well you see all the positive aspects to Web 2.0. I would, however; love to have hear you talk about something more personal. For example, you could have added in how Web 2.0 or online technology has affected you--who you have met, what you have been able to do. Also, it would be great to see you write a narrative without bullet points. I can't wait to read more of your work and get to know you. Thanks so much, Mila