Women to be pampered on special day

2019-08-08 06:00

“We want to show how much we value, appreciate and love them. So this day will be dedicated to them and we want them to feel special.”

Those are words of Noluyolo Buys, an organiser for the women’s day event to take place at Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum tomorrow (Friday 9 August).

The day will see specifically the old women being pampered on the day, while there would also be a discussion on the floor.

Buys told City Vision the discussion will evolve around “Inspiring change through women empowering” where certain stakeholders will be invited to speak.

She says on the day they want to bridge the gap between the older generation and today’s young women.

“There’s always this complaint that young women don’t care or do things their own way.

“We want to show women on the day that we care and appreciate the role they have played in our society at large,” Buys explained.

“When we discuss we want them to understand a little bit about this generation. Those that will be attending will engage one another on the topic at hand and see how we can bridge the gap between the two generations,” said Buys.

She told City Vision that they had invited about 50 women from both generations to celebrate the day together.

Buys said they will be glowing on the day as they will be wearing all white traditional prints.

“We will also wash the older women’s feet and make them feel special on their special day. Many women hardly ever get this treatment, so on the day it will be delivered to them,” said Buys.

She believes they will make the day women will “never forget” as there will also be performing artists on stage.

Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the country annually on the 9 August.

“The day marks the anniversary of the great women’s march of 1956, when women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books.

On the day about 20 000 women marched to protest against legislation aimed at further tightening the apartheid government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas.

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