1 November 2007 (Rotterdam, Netherlands, Halmstad, Sweden) The Afro European Sisters Network (http://www.aesn.eu/) founded by Sandra Rafaela has joined forces with the Black Women in Europe (http://www.blackwomenineurope.com/) social network and award winning blog authored by Adrianne George to launch the Women in the African Diaspora social network and the AESN/BWIE website.
Ms. Rafaela has an Afro Caribbean and European background and lives in the Netherlands. Ms. George is an African American expatriate living in Sweden. Both women are passionate about creating Internet spaces to elevate the social status of black women around the world regardless of geographical location. The tools Sandra and Adrianne will use include their websites, blogs, social networks, and video chats and conferences via ooVoo (http://www.oovoo.com/).
Their combined Internet arsenal includes
Award winning blog:BLOG
Black Women in Europe
Women in the African Diaspora (WAD) social network:
WAD social network
The results of this collaboration include the increased visibility of black women on the Internet; providing a strong and positive voice for black women in Europe; facilitating the exchange of experiences to empower black women globally; and providing resources and social networks for black women.
Black Women across the globe are invited to participate in the building of this global project and should visit the sites in the AESN and BWIE network to find out more.