I have been bottled up for so long that I became frustrated with myself, my community, my country and the African continent at large. The reason for this is not far-fetched. I do not have the courage, freedom and the right avenue/channel to air my views about our barbaric and harmful traditional and cultural practices in Nigeria. This is the plight of women in most sub-Sahara African countries. What excites me most is the opportunity I have on web 2.0 to freely and courageously speak out about our practices which persist despite their harmful nature because no one is speaking out. With this web 2.0, women worldwide are enabled and empowered in order to take decisions that impacts their lives positively, collectively fight for their rights and to challenge all forms of violence and discrimination. Women with hidden potentials to make a change are empowered to proffer solution to age-long harmful traditional and cultural practices. Boldly voicing the need and advocating for reproductive and bodily rights of Nigerian women through best practices is a solution web 2.0 brings to the global women’s movement. I will use these tools to propagate, educate, inspire and mobilize communities to stop all forms of discrimination against the women folk.
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