Civil society all set for Women’s Month events
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.” |