As you may or may not know, we released our first Quarterly E-book, #WhenWomenSpeak, a few days ago, and we have been blown away by the reception we have received so far. The book has been out for about 2 weeks now, and we want to have a conversation around the themes it explores, as well as the idea of women and their voice, both individual and collective.
To this end, we will be having a Twitter chat on Thursday 17th April at 12 – 1 pm GMT (3 – 4 pm Kenyan Time). The hashtag we will use is #WhenWomenSpeak. This chat is open to women across the world.
We will focus on each question for 7 minutes, with the moderator announcing when there is a shift from one question to the next. Please tag your tweets with the question you are answering, e.g Q1. AND the hashtag #WhenWomenSpeak to enable us to interact with you. We will be storifying the chat once it is over for future reference. Spread the word!
- 1. When did you first find your voice as a woman? What gave you the courage to speak out about the issues affecting you? Is there a specific incident? Please share it with us.
- 2. What challenges do you face as a woman when trying to create awareness on the issues that affect you?
- 3. How can society (men and women included) do more to ensure that women have a voice, and that this voice is heard?
- 4. Men, how do you go about listening without imposing yourselves on women/the feminist movement? Women, how can men do this?
- 5. How can we go about getting people (especially men) to care about women and their welfare beyond “What if it was your sister/mother”? Do we only have to care for the women close to us?
- 6. In which small ways can each individual contribute towards the empowerment of women as they go about their lives day to day? Please share your suggestions.
- 7. Have you read #WhenWomenSpeak? If yes, what did you learn from the book? Share your lessons with us.
Twitter Accounts To Follow
How To Participate
- If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account.
- Explore the guiding questions (above) that will be discussed during the chat.
- Join us for discussion by using the hashtag #WhenWomenSpeak in your tweets and following @Brainstorm_KE.
- You can also sign in to our chatroom on TweetChat here to see all the tweets in one place.