Can online empowerment lead to offline empowerment?

Sama Tanveer
Posted August 13, 2014 from Pakistan

I believe online empowerment is the step to offline empowerment. Online access can provide to unprecedented levels of access to information, which can not only help in increasing knowledge but also provide them awareness about their fundamental rights. Women need to be aware of their rights to be able to fight for them. Online empowerment also gives them a platform to fight, we see causes/ fan pages becoming increasingly common. It also gives them an oppurtunity to work. A friend of mine does freelance writing because her dad did not allow her to leave her house for internship etc. It gives oppurtunities to work e.g home based ventures. In this patriarchal society online empowerment gives the women a more equality based platform for participation where they could have not particpated otherwise.

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  • Mauwa Brigitte
    Aug 22, 2014
    Aug 22, 2014

    Soma Tanveer,

    Thank you for sharing your story, women themselves must defend their rights and denounce the evil done by the author of the rape of these rights.

  • sabapetit
    Aug 28, 2014
    Aug 28, 2014

    Dear Sama,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Indeed, digital world is an unlimited world of possibilities for women! That's why we need to keep spreading the word! Little by little women are weaving the web!

    My best wishes for you and your projects!


  • Tamarack Verrall
    Sep 20, 2014
    Sep 20, 2014

    Dear Sama,

    You have described powerfully how important on line access is, giving us all a way to find each other, and to join our voices in recognition that as women we continue to be denied very basic rights. What a great example and reason for celebration, that your friend has been able to write, given that her father insists on keeping her in the home. It is so true as well that on line businesses are also empowering women. You show here how important it is that we are now able to feel supported in all aspects of achieving long awaited freedoms.

    With Love in Sisterhood,


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