Fortune when it comes is impossible to predict. One day in 2009 I searched “Women’s networks” in Google. Among the results my eye caught the result named “World pulse”. I then simply followed its registration and signing up. I had no any hope, dream, and imagination of life changing opportunity when I was becoming a member. Now I am feeling that was golden moment written in my destiny to be connected to the World pulse.
Web 2.0 has excited me in all. Making friend across the globe, sharing, and viewing, discussing, and being in touch, helping each other, encouraging each other, involving in each other’s pain and joy are most exciting possessions. It is holy yard where the feeling come from heart that can dance without any hesitation. It’s unrestrained place where everyone can pour their voice. In fact, it has made a single colorful garland of voices blossomed in different garden of heart.
As I felt it is a milestone in global women’s empowerment movement. It has made the voice loud against many cruel, violent traditions such as Sister Shekhina shared about the breast ironing practice in Cameroon which was able to catch the world’s eyes and became one of top news. Likewise Sister Sarvina could shared the voice of sex trafficking in her country Cambodia which attracted UN women’s director Michelle Bachelet’s attention. Many other sisters have started good project for empowering other women. As I know Sister Sunita and Gifty are conducting girls mentoring program in remote village of Nepal and Kenya. Rafiki club is another great example in this movement. So web 2.0 has provided immense solutions in women’s empowering movement.
I surely have been empowered. The first year after becoming a member in World pulse I spent my time without any involvement. Last year I applied for VOF but due to having poor English my hesitation made me obliged not to attend the assignments. I could not stop myself to read inspiring, articles from VOF 2010.I became so closed to almost all the VOF and their spirit encouraged me keep writing. Now I do write without any hesitation regarding my language mistakes. At present, I am writing my assignment it’s just because of being empowered. I am really filled with zeal. My blunt motivation now are sharpened, dim voices are now loud. I have now dream of being a global woman with dignity. I have now dream of being a woman with powerful voice. I have now dream of being a woman with decision making power. So this is for me “THE GARDEN OF MY DREAMS”.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0.