Introducing myself and my journal: Woman Aloud!

Umari Ayim
Posted November 2, 2011 from Nigeria

About Me:

I am a lawyer, poet, published author, blogger, designer and gender activist. I am passionate about women's rights and the status of women in Africa. For long, I have always believed that the internet is an effective platform for fighting gender oppression and sharing your ideals with the world. I have a very broad outlook to life and my struggle. I believe that women owe it to themselves to carve a niche for themselves and demand for their basic rights as opposed to waiting for the society to hand it down to them. As a citizen of a developing country, I have seen first hand how women are oppressed and discriminated against on the basis of their sex. The Law and cultural dictates combine forces to frustrate the existence of the African woman. I find it deplorable that women themselves are beginning to buy into the idea that they are second class citizens and see it as a responsibility to sensitise women on the need to speak out against discrimination and reject beliefs that push them to the bottom of the totem pole. It is my desire to see the African girl and every other girl in the developing world strive to attain excellence in their lives. I look forward to sharing and connecting with members of world pulse as well as broaden my horizon and learn of things beyond my world.

My hobbies include writing, reading and taking long walks.

Thank you.

Umari Ayim

My Passions Activism, writing

My Challenges Society's patriarchal attitude

My Vision for the Future Freedom for women worldwide

My Areas of Expertise Blogging, writing, Law

You can follow and read articles on my blog http://www.umariayim.blogspot.com And you can also visit my website http://www.umariayim.com

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  • noelinekirabo
    Nov 02, 2011
    Nov 02, 2011

    Virtuous woman, Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 180 countries. We are delighted to have you join this noble cause of speaking the voiceless women all over the world. Feel free to explore the different forums that this community offers. You can join different groups from the group directory so as to engage in different discussions about different topics. You can also check out various job and training opportunities in the resource exchange link plus so much more that you will discover as you explore this community. I look forward to hearing your voice in the community! In friendship,

  • Umari Ayim
    Nov 03, 2011
    Nov 03, 2011

    Thank you Noeline for taking time to welcome me to this community. I look forward to connecting with women who are champions of women's rights. God bless!

  • Usha K.C.
    Nov 04, 2011
    Nov 04, 2011

    Dear friend It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed. Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation. Warm Hug ! From Nepal ushakc_raut@yahoo.com,ushakc76@gmail.com

  • Umari Ayim
    Nov 25, 2011
    Nov 25, 2011

    Sorry about the delay in responding to your message. Hope you forgive me. Thank you for welcoming me into the fold. I will do my best to make a difference to this community. Take care and God bless!

    Umari Ayim

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Nov 06, 2011
    Nov 06, 2011

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Umari Ayim
    Nov 24, 2011
    Nov 24, 2011

    I am sorry or not replying sooner. I appreciate your taking time to welcome me on board. I am also looking forward to making my own contribution to this community and learn from the experience of members here. Thanks once again.

    Regards, Umari.

  • jocelym46
    Nov 22, 2011
    Nov 22, 2011

    Welcome to our community. I sponsored a soldier from Nigeria who just left last week going home after completing his Course here a Fort Leonard Wood. My family has been host family for African Soldiers since 2004. One of our soldiers even called home and let me talk/meet to his wife. She joined the National Organization for Women (http://www.now.org), which I am a board member of since last year. Since you are a writer, please send me some of your thoughts on the women's equality issues in Nigeria. We have a NOW committee which works on Global Issues.

  • Umari Ayim
    Nov 24, 2011
    Nov 24, 2011

    I apologize for the lateness of this message. I have been completely tied with other matters. It is a pleasure to hear from you. On my website www.umariayim.com and umariayim.blogspot.com, I talk about women issues. However, I will be more than happy to send you my thoughts on women equality issues in article or essay form. Should I send it to you via the "now" website or here.

    Regards, Umari.

  • jocelym46
    Nov 25, 2011
    Nov 25, 2011

    Hi There, i would love for you to write your thoughts and opinions in an article. You will to go on and register on the NOW website. If that does not work send it to me and I know who can post it on the website. (copy furnish me anyway, so I can share it with the Global Feminist Committee (jocelym46@yahoo.com).

  • Umari Ayim
    Nov 25, 2011
    Nov 25, 2011

    Thank you Joycelyn. I will register on the NOW website immediately.
  • Umari Ayim
    Nov 25, 2011
    Nov 25, 2011

    Thank you Joycelyn. I will register on the NOW website immediately.