South Africa has problems and it’s not perfect, but it’s better than most countries in the world and as a woman I am lucky to have been born in South Africa and I am proud to have given birth to my daughter in this country.
Women of South Africa have a rich story our ancestors fought for our rights and because of them, I am able to type this blog post right now. There are countries where women are oppressed and not given the opportunity to study further or even study once they reach a certain age, they are forced into arranged marriages countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and India to name a few. In those countries a woman’s life does not matter, and they have no say unless they are lucky to have parents who want a better future but it’s unlikely.
I love my country South Africa because as a woman I have the right to education and a better life, I have the right to marry whomever I want to marry if I want to get married, it’s not forced down on me as a way of life and I love my country South Africa because a woman’s life matters.
Imagine living in a country where you are not allowed to open a bank account, drive a car, trying clothes when shopping because you are a woman. There are even countries that still discriminate against women and men deem themselves superior to woman for different self-serving reasons it is truly disgusting that another human can decide how you live your life just because you are a WOMAN. A woman’s job is not to get married, have children and be a lifetime maid for the mother in law it’s really appalling what some women go through.
love my country South Africa because I have the right to be human and be free to do whatever and be anything. Yes, we do have huge problems as a nation such as poverty, racism and crime to name a few, but as a woman I am glad to be South African.
Thank you to the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Building in Pretoria in 1956, thank you for paving the way me and for giving me the chance to be proud to have a daughter in South Africa.
We are women from every part of South Africa.
We are women of every race, we come from the cities and the towns, from the reserves and the villages.
We come as women united in our purpose to save the African women from the degradation of passes…
In the name of women of South Africa, we say to you, each one of us, African, European, Indian, Coloured, that we are opposed to the pass system. We voters and vote less, call upon your Government not to issue passes to African women.
We shall not rest until ALL pass laws and all forms of permits restricting our freedom have been abolished.
We shall not rest until we have won for our children their fundamental rights of freedom, justice, and security.
– Taken from a Petition presented to the Prime Minister on 9 August 1956.
What makes you proud to be a woman in your country?
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