underestimate the power of a small group of people to change
In fact it is the only way it ever has." Margaret
the world unite you have nothing to lose but your
oppressors, an imbalanced society, and a civilization
that has disregarded, demeaned, and dispossessed you!
Imagine a compassionate society of communicators and a
new world full of "we" thinkers! It can be done - and you
can do it! For the world's sake, for yours - and all of
humanity's, women of the world unite!
the idea I am about to share is not new, to me, and can
be used by any class of people, the time has long been
over due for women to unite. I believe they can do so in
a way that fosters social and political change, revises
the paradigms of societal norms and alters the path of
the human civilization which is in dire need of such.
Recent events, the "me too" movement, demonstrate that
the time may be right to change the whole system.
this idea may sound "to soft" or ineffective I believe it
is not so. It is possible, as never before perhaps, for
women to organize globally and take on, directly, the
narratives which form and inform all of our lives.
decades now I have been puzzling over "the problem" which
is the fact that our civilization has, for some very long
time, been severely dysfunctional, non-sustainable and so
"out of touch" now as to be a danger to its own
continuance, indeed, the continuance of society as we
suggesting first a grand convocation, a meeting of
women's organizations, or representatives thereof, part
of the agenda would be to formulate the means to provide
all women with access to a global polling network.
Through this means women will pose their questions to
themselves and, by validating and verifying their
answers, come to create their world view, their
perspective on issues large and small. No longer would
they be dependent on the corporate mass media,
governments, or data sourced from the usual entities.
outlined how this might be done. This idea is free to any
who wish to view it, read it, distribute it and make use
of it. It is a draft and probably needs to be revised,
but the germ idea, that women can voice their perspective
on all levels, from the very local to the global is an
idea that can make a difference:
Change via the "People's Poll." This is the heart of
This passage is from
an article in the Huffington Post: Are girls and women
4GGL - For Girls GLocal
Leadership - simply asked them. As a non-profit and a
social change movement with the mission of igniting the
next generation of empowered women leaders and
changemakers around the world, 4GGL launched the
first-ever global survey on women's empowerment,
targeting today's millennial women.
From Afghanistan to
Zimbabwe, young women (and young men) participated in our
online survey. We received the most voices from the
Middle East and the United States. Here is a snapshot of
our preliminary findings:
ever before, today's young women have more choices and
control in their lives. They had the most choices in
education, the least in career choices.
young women want to change the most in their lives? Their
career and income, followed by personal development
(physical, mental and habitual).
contributes the most to creating this change? More than
60% identified themselves. Family and government were
distant second and third (18%, 15% respectively.) Friends
were the least contributing factor.
Now the critical
question: For those young women who became agents of
change - empowered - how did this happen? A staggering
46% replied "self-awareness," a process of "knowing who
they are." This was followed by experience. Education was
a distant third.
This is revolutionary.
Given that girls' education is the main focus and what is
funded in today's girls' empowerment work, it is time to
rethink our strategy and action around the world. This is
not to say girls' education isn't important or shouldn't
be funded. It is to boldly challenge conventional
assumptions on what empowers girls and young women. It is
also to invite partners in more data collection and to
scale this endeavor.
Foremost, it is a call
to action to support girls and young women in
self-actualizing their inner power - empower - to truly
leapfrog women's empowerment. The next generation of
empowered women leaders and changemakers will transform
This project would be
one way to change the state of human civilization. A look
at history, and the role of men in it, argues
convincingly that what has gone before is certainly
regrettable, nightmarish, horrific and that therefore
there must be a better way. This proposed idea would
result in a new world and it could created without any
new technology - all it would require is for the women of
this world to decide to make it so! Women would have a
their chance to design a world civilization and improve
on what has gone before.
what do others think?
succeed, nations are more safe, secure and
prosperous. Barack Obama, 44th US
There is no tool for development more
effective than the empowerment of women. Kofi
Annan, 7th UN Secretary General
Empowering women is key to building a future
we want. Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Laureate in
The safety of women, in the digital can have
its challenges, these five amazing women have
mapped out defense strategies for the more
common tools used in navagating our wondrous,
near magical, digital universe. See the link:
"Women empowerment" and "women equality with
men" is a universal issue. Women Empowerment
refers to increasing and improving the
social, economic, political and legal
strength of the women, to ensure equal-right
to women, and to make them confident enough
to claim their rights..." from an
on Women Empowerment: Its Meaning and
COLLECTIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM Women's Fight
for Their Inalienable Rights,
Declaration of Human
of the Rights of Woman, 1791 Written by
Olympe De Gouges,
Rights Are Human Rights and the Women's March
on Washington Jan 19, 2017, 10:34am Loretta
intent upon problem solving and, in association with
Ideas Consulting of San
embarking on another means of affecting the warp and woof
of our social fabric so as to promote a healthy change in
the evolution of the human civilization or community on
more is coming but this note provides notice that help is
on the way, in the meantime, to make inquiries, see the