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Women's Empowerment?

..... Women of 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!

..... While 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.

..... While 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.

..... For some 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 know it.

..... I am 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.

..... I have 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: Social Change via the "People's Poll." This is the heart of iVote
But why?

..... This passage is from an article in the Huffington Post: Are girls and women empowered?

..... 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:

• More than 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.

• What do young women want to change the most in their lives? Their career and income, followed by personal development (physical, mental and habitual).

• Who 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 our world

..... 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.

But what do others think?
When women succeed, nations are more safe, secure and prosperous. Barack Obama, 44th US President

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 Economics

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
Essay on Women Empowerment: Its Meaning and Importance

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM Women's Fight for Their Inalienable Rights, 1630-1898

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Declaration of the Rights of Woman, 1791 Written by Olympe De Gouges, 1791
Women's Rights Are Human Rights and the Women's March on Washington Jan 19, 2017, 10:34am Loretta Ross


..... I am intent upon problem solving and, in association with Creative Ideas Consulting of San Francisco, I am 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 Earth.

..... Much more is coming but this note provides notice that help is on the way, in the meantime, to make inquiries, see the following link: Email Dan!