Celebrating Mzansi Women
“Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.”
On 9 August 2021, 65 years ago more than 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. As a panel we want to celebrate once again The Federation of South African Women which was launched in Johannesburg in 1954 by Amina Cachalia, Lillian Ngoyi, Ray Simons, Helen Joseph.
The objectives of the Federation were to bring the women of South Africa together in order to secure equality of opportunity for all women, regardless of race, colour or creed.
Let the women of 1954 remind us of how South Africans can unite and stand up for what is right. Let us unite once again in equal rights and opportunities and stand together against violence against women
In this month’s newsletter we want to celebrate each and every South African woman that is contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical staff that is putting themselves and their families at risk by working in the frontline and saving lives. We also want to celebrate the women that are fighting to keep our economy from going down and teachers who are always passionately teaching our children their ABC’s. We also want to pay tribute to women who lost their income as is still fighting to feed their families every day.
As women, let us stand together and lead our country in vaccinating ourselves and families against COVID-19. We have changed the mindsets of generations before; we can certainly change the future.