Women’s Month celebrated

2017-09-15 06:00
 Photo: suppliedPakkies ladies and SACP members.

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THE South African Communist Party (SACP) celebrated Women’s Month in the farming area of Pakkies last Sunday, and at the event women were given sanitary towels by the SACP.

Greater Kokstad SACP co-ordinator, Vuyiswa Qhakaza said the party failed to celebrate Women’s Month in August because it had to “deal with other things”.

She said women who live in farming areas need to know their rights and what took place in 1956 when women marched for their rights.

At the celebration women were taught about the role they can play in building a peaceful society and were told to fight abuse.

“Most activities are held in areas close to towns so the SACP commemorated Women’s Month in
Pakkies to honour people.

“Last year, we commemorated the month in Franklin, which is outside Kokstad,” said Qhakaza.

She said most women who live in farming areas live in poverty and need to be educated about things that can help them to get out of
poverty.

“Women must get into agriculture to feed their families instead of depending on social grants,” said Qhakaza.

She said many women in Pakkies cannot afford to buy sanitary towels so the SACP raised money to buy them and donate to women who can’t afford to buy them.

 

THE South African Communist Party (SACP) celebrated Women’s Month in the farming area of Pakkies last Sunday, and women were given sanitary towels by the SACP.

Greater Kokstad SACP co-ordinator, Vuyiswa Qhakaza said the party failed to celebrate Women’s Month in August because it had to “deal with other things”.
She said women who live in farming areas need to know their rights and what took place in 1956 when women marched for their rights.
At the celebration women were taught about the role they can to play in building a peaceful society and that they must fight abuse.

“Most activities are held in areas close to towns so the SACP commemorated Women’s Month in Pakkies to honor people. Last year, we commemorated the month in Franklin, which is outside Kokstad,” said Qhakaza.

She said most women who live in farming area live in poverty and need to be educated about things that can help them to get out of poverty.
“Women must get into agriculture to feed their families instead of depending on social grants,” said Qhakaza.

She said many women in Pakkies cannot afford to buy sanitary towels so the SACP raised money to buy them and donate to women who can’t afford to buy them.

 

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