'Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right’

Posted April 15, 2013 from Zimbabwe

I have always had great interest in projects that work towards advancing women’s rights that were long fought for and agreed to almost two decades ago; and that implement programs to speed up women’s access to and realization of these rights.

Voice of our future is an online citizen journalism and digital empowerment training program which has served as a platform to give myself a voice that reaches beyond geographical boundaries, it is more than just about getting voice but communicating for change, attaining visibility and strapping up gender equality. This is an opportunity ‘to catch up’ technologically so as to avoid further marginalization.

The internet has become an increasingly critical public sphere for the claiming of women’s rights. This is a powerful tool for the empowerment of women because at the end they are set to have greater knowledge and also the possibility to gain career and professional possibilities. World pulse is a true example of how online communities are tools for women’s active participation in improving their situations.

Being part of an online community such as World pulse for women and girls to share information around technology is important for it contributes to enabling more gender-equal participation online. Furthermore, projects like these truly allow girls and women to become equal members of an information society, digital society, network society, knowledge society, or simply equal members of society.

Voices of Our Future Application: Your Journey and Vision

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  • pelamutunzi
    Apr 15, 2013
    Apr 15, 2013

    true web2.0 empowers us keep writing

  • torilynnfox
    Apr 17, 2013
    Apr 17, 2013

    Thank you for joining and sharing in this community. We need more and more women like you who are willing to stand up for us. Keep up the good work! We are all here with you!

  • Prudence Chinemu Phiri
    Apr 22, 2013
    Apr 22, 2013

    I love the power of your words, but this article to me sounds like week one assignment. Describe the journey that led you to World Pulse and inspired you to apply for Voices of Our Future. How does this journey fit into your personal vision for the future? Kindly go through your classroom material for you to understand the assignment, All in all great work, Great voice.