Friday, August 30, 2013

ANC women's league marched to provincial Legislature

Imogen Vollenhoven
30 August 2013

Members of the ANC came out in their numbers in support of the final day of woman’s day. 

The march was to highlight issues affecting women. ANC Women's League national chairperson, Angie Motshekga, said as today marks the closing of women’s month they are consolidating all the issues and challenges woman face especially in the Western Cape and as the ANC they are saying no more.

Motshekga said that due to the high levels of violence against women, the serious issues of gangsterism and alcohol and substance abuse.

“Those are the things we want this government and the people of the Western Cape to focus on and during the women’s parliament there was a call to reconvene a special meeting after women’s month to reflect on all the issues that were raised,” added Motshekga.

She furthermore said that the main focus is around gender based violence and as the women’s league be talking to the Commission for Gender Equality, to bring together all stake holders to say what more can be done around issues of gender based violence. 

Minister of Water and Environmental affairs, Edna Molewa also came out in full support and added that this is a great event for the ANC and the women’s league in particular.

Molewa said that as the ANC they have come out to show the Western Cape that the ANC is alive.

Molewa said that as the ANC they want to say to the Western Cape Government, that they do not like to have no women in the cabinet.

“It is important that we have representation, as we have been fighting as women for 50% of representation and it is important that, that gets recognised here in the Western Cape as well,” added Molewa.



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