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Thursday, 31 August, 2017
Quote of the week
"South African women should and must continue to be a lighthouse of freedom, shining the light for all those who are oppressed, and with them provide guidance to the shores of full liberation"
- Mamoloko Kubayi
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Women Empowerment, Gender-based Violence, Opportunities…
As we close of women’s month, this week’s NGO-Pulse looks at the issues surrounding women empowerment and gender-based violence.
“Despite existing intervention women are still confronted with enormous challenges and they continue to become victims of social ills,” writes Billy Nthelebovu
“Redressing the gender disparities must not be equated with a process of moving from Patriarchy to Matriarchy, but it’s a developmental phase that we should endure now. We need to envision a trajectory where women are empowered and the redress objective is achieved; Increased number of women occupying senior corporate and senior political positions,” he writes.
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“Working class and unemployed women living in the badlands of apartheid-forged townships and neglected rural areas do not have these life-saving essentials, and are born into this “truth of threat”. The menace of rape and assault by strangers, friends or family is as ever-present as the flies that gather around trash bags uncollected by non-existent or dysfunctional municipalities,” writes Marlise Richter, Manager of the Sonke Gender Justice Policy, Development and Advocacy Unit (PDA).
The frightening statistics of gender-based violence in South Africa indicate that it, now more than ever, has become an increasingly prevalent occurrence.
In the article SA needs a concrete plan to stop gender violence Richter explores how gender-based violence can affect women irrespective of race or class.
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