Social Media Q&A - DESA Empowerment Expert Group Meeting



during this expert group meeting on promoting and power mental people in achieving poverty or education social integration and full employment and decent work for old we also wanted to be room to your questions the questions we received from new followers through Twitter Facebook and also by replying to our survey so we have selected as we promised the most important questions although they were all important those that were more pertinent maybe to the theme of this egm and the court will start the session of questions collected from our social media channels we would like to thank everyone who has shared input and questions on people's empowerment and we bred greatly greatly value your input so I will start with the first question which was submitted on facebook by this amalia Sean Chapas so the question is how can we make people realize that they are involved thank you very much tomorrow however can i rephrase your question slightly can I turn it to say hire people aware that they are part I can make them over hi are they aware if I company from there nothing I hope and my answer to that is twofold one is I think that it's important that we have a sense that we can pursue your aspiration not necessary that we can achieve them but that we can pursue them if you've not since then I think we're in the beginning of being apart and the second thing I would say is that we have a sense that we're listen to that we're accepted for ourselves and that our ideas will be listened to not necessarily accepted but it will be listened to so for me the answer is much more about our sense of ourselves and I sense of where we live within the society we belong thank you i also agree that we cannot make people do anything and we shouldn't worry about that because at the end of the day people empower themselves individually and through their collective immobilizer and they will feel it when they are empowered think about that up spring or USA at the time when obama got elected first time as president or South Africa when Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island people knew that something was in the air something was changing and they wanted to be part of that process we need also measurement of empowerment to convince and encourage policymakers but people will know themselves I want and at the most basic level the start of empowering process with respect is that if people see you live and listen to their dignity has been octave then they start believing themselves the same thirdly if I have to make a difference and whatever aspect of the second thing that I think is important is changing rooms and regulations that enable or that empty room access resources políticas give you an example so the right to choose is important and that is facilitated by having access to information so for example if a woman doesn't have information about availability of processes there's no way she can choose to choose to birth the spread of development or stop habitable second is the right to negotiate the question that it's not just a passive the ceiling of information but actively using that information to negotiate changes impacting and thirdly couple would be the right to organize and in India for example we had not lost millions of them and move them for very cool very marginalized and healthy foods where they're challenging not just the men who come to give them a particularly low price for the maze that they grow because for me people buy and sell it in small quantities involved in power and select connected event an Indian woman I've been a strength in the number they not afraid and the same thing in the interaction with government these four women who've been always ignored her voice local governments and challenging them and then one from here picks it up a characteristic of being empowered is that you know you are because you participate in key decision-making in your community and you believe that you can influence decision making about your life it's one of the conditions of empowerment that you realize that you are empowered our second session was submitted by a South African value and oppression is how can we empower people if Social Services budget allocation developing countries are cut the truth is empowerment is not caused by the social services or the public budgets in the countries but rather by the institutional structure and the types of actions taken by those who want to increase participation and by the people by the people themselves they do that by examining their problems and their causes and determining what they can do about them by their participation and they can by their actions I'll address the reduction in social services and the problems with budget allocations to follow what John has said the answer to this question is what people need information to our folk organize and to know what it is that they can do to deal with the problems caused by the cutting budgets and social services and there are lots of examples around the world and monitoring which involves people organizing and negotiating for change and it seems to me that this is a very important principle that's been mentioned before but particularly when essential things in relation to social services are cut people can feel their power by organizing to get information by organizing to know what exactly is available to seek the change and to self-help and the principle of advocacy and negotiation for policy change and budgets is a long-held one and it's very important that people feel their strength to to make changes in this way so the question is how best to target mainstream and absolute involvement for the least in power we've been talking a great deal in this meeting about the provision the public provision of services the policy environment to support empowerment which isn't to say the individual issue isn't equally as important but I mean one very important thing for accelerating empowerment is that everybody has access to the basics of income and health they are core things which all people require through that the life course and to back that up it's important that there are standards norms to protect people who feel and experience disempowerment to discrimination and unequal access so participation which is also principle of empowerment must be must be assured through standards and norms and it seems very important that there be an affirmative policies for people who are at risk of disempowerment and these will be the very poor to save all over people and so on to ensure that they are consulted about the design of services that their opinions are taken into account at all levels and the fourth question was submitted by he again sparked a lot of our survey and depression is we learnt a great deal to the social media and the internet however the very poor in rural communities are in most cases without basic amenities how can they be helped to be at I cities well I think there are good examples already I an ICT facilities being made available in rural India pics after they have leaves what they call it falls on the wall I have time to check out to me and I think the evidence is that people use them and it's partly a question of making the services available but helping people with any lack of skills that have in order to be able to use them and it's not that expensive to do this you know the kind of schemes that have been done a really quite cheap and no government can say the problem is too expensive it's really a question political will to roll the ripening available you very much now we will move to the last question which would be answered by all the address and the question is do you think that empowerment should be included in the river in the Millennium Development Goals the MDGs imposed 2015 agenda and other United Nations strategies of all level and I think yes but there needs to be a clear agreement on the water gave an hour work there and put it in my hands up and down control them and they can't agree more that's a yes the budget has to be defined at the TM we should make sure that means a common understanding for Dubai environment special comes to social rules and by empowering youth i think it was and maybe mr. from the MDGs both rattling area involving good had knee issues my name is Lucas Scott shall we um imbalance of imagine yes hey the bottom line is irrespective whether you know Alan Taylor you're not a king would mattresses with a clip of demand and work towards empowerment need they do so at me sooner better related so the individual opinion it's not that your glasses but its native here or over there insert the empowerment is in fact an essential means for achieving the MDG goals and if they and the post-2015 objectives are really to be achieved empowerment must be an essential part of the achievement strategy well I agree yes though i think empowerment comes about through inclusive and rights-based equitable policies so the girls must deliver those things and we could settle on some principles we haven't actually not the definition yet but we could settle on some principles that for the framework that they are derived from the human rights framework that their life course focused they deliver to people across all sectors and they recognize contributions support them of all people in whatever walks of life then we might get some results and measurements must reflect my name is Timothy oh i'm from finland and probably a dissident in a group because i don't think that empowerment should be included in the post-2015 goals or a tonight's a sociological term that's too complicated to be included but we do indeed have to include measures that promote empowerment like land rights social protection for inclusion of persons with disabilities and other socially excluded groups these measures together in effect promote empowerment on the post-2015 agenda we should include some of these issues that were actually absent on the mdg agenda and i agree with silver that we can make the agenda human rights-based agenda we can move from poverty reduction to inequality reduction I believe we can promote social protection and decent work for all actually we can promote the Society for all currently I would be inclined to have something in the booklet and Development Goals attend they could be terminated back at empowerment but i think the wording is very careful and it may be that we may find a worrying that satisfied with being on myself i don't know because it's about taking away the things which dissin particle is what in a sense for looking for and it may not be expressed simply by saying informants you could think I don't think I would be meaningful whether we may well want to say things which indicate that empowerment is on the agenda that they'd actually did again master for the FCPS I think the challenge is to measure and um and perhaps the best way of moving forward is to look at a hospital measures of both responses carbon and my name is Jethro headed I had not yet decided where I stand in this issue but I do think that it's very important that we're clear by what we mean by in comment and hit one thing that's about the lead discussions is that we're taking the approach that understands empowerment both as an individual and collective capabilities and actions of people who are seeking to reduce their poverty and up and be more included in society and we're also talking about efforts that may change the conditions in which those choices and actions are taken and the conditions which might prevent people for making those choices in certain transactions and those are conditions which are economic political of institutional and also embedded in the in the social norms values and psychological dimensions that enabling and Spanky so we're not only talking about empowering people we're talking about creating and conveyor and enabling environment for people to be able to make choices and take actions in their interests I I don't think too much time to experiment on having full section empowerment there should be a grid that runs throughout I think about this immediately responded it me to a previous question on IPTV where there is a lot going on are ready to the use of magnificum the community radio are many for technology to reach people and also positive wrong name is doing errors and engineering positions on our community and albinism process to contribute the input of energy to go to find a particular version where she commenced offer that access the spark the office having principles awareness about empowerment a great deal in sees some compressions ask for example how I use of empowerment that's little practical on the ground yet it is very cheap how can an commonly imagine what kinds of interventions and most effective and part you want appraisers promise of sleep without arms so this precious such as these together how the sessions or energies agenda and about very necessary at all I think that fine that is fine and very mark changer are good and huggin a star so and power itself and if you are it may be so element to be will define ain't and use on artists but thanks to all of you experts thank you online and social media followers we have something more to say or including this very interesting question time by telling you that we would like to keep following us we wish that you have and you know send out your questions you can have any other configurations because these exercises i call it just started all we come in the future so thank you very much again ecstasy and you answer the question so i would just you can follow us on facebook at facebook.com slash join un baiser and we can like to hear then from you and you very much again thank you you




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    EMPOWERMENT TO INSPIRE HUMAN POPULATION
    The gender, genetic equity is balances emotional and moral information in empowerment which, inspire and motivate human population for enlightenment.
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    Author and Founder,
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  3. Global Dialogue
    EMPOWERMENT TO INSPIRE HUMAN POPULATION
    The gender, genetic equity is balances emotional and moral information in empowerment which, inspire and motivate human population for enlightenment.
    watch out 1000 words report shortly
    A.Karunakaran,
    Author and Founder,
    Childcare Consortium, Plot no-79, 6 th street, Kanadsan Nagar,
    Chennai 600 089, India, e mail: [email protected] Cell: 9962424935

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