Civil so­ci­ety all set for Women’s Month events

Cape Argus - - METRO - No­ma­langa Tshuma

CIVIL so­ci­ety or­gan­i­sa­tions are ral­ly­ing to or­gan­ise and put in mo­tion their women’s cel­e­bra­tion pro­grammes for the month of Au­gust.

In an ef­fort to recog­nise and cel­e­brate women across the province dur­ing this month, which is ob­served across the coun­try as Women’s Month, civil so­ci­ety for­ma­tions and other non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions are work­ing to high­light and pro­mote ac­tive cit­i­zenry among women.

This amid a global pan­demic of gen­der-based vi­o­lence in which women and chil­dren are dy­ing on a daily ba­sis.

Tina Thiart of the 1 000 Women Trust said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was gear­ing up for an event­ful Women’s Month and had ar­ranged pro­grammes cen­tred around women that will work to ad­vo­cate for women and chil­dren,

“We have care­fully planned and strate­gised our events and pro­grammes for the month of Au­gust, so that we pay homage to and cel­e­brate women across the province.

“We have we­bi­nars, talks and even a cou­ple of coun­selling ses­sions for women,” she said.

So­raya Salie of the Bon­te­heuwel Walk­ing Ladies said that while the or­gan­i­sa­tion was look­ing for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing women, it had to ad­just its plans to fall in line with level three lock­down reg­u­la­tions.

Salie said: “We are plan­ning to host an anti-GBV protest within our com­mu­nity the day af­ter Women’s Day. This is how we plan to en­gage and recog­nise women dur­ing such a dif­fi­cult time.” |

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