OPINION | Let us mobilise to empower women as agents of change

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Women must be empowered to b agents of change, writes the author. Picture: iStock
Women must be empowered to b agents of change, writes the author. Picture: iStock

Working collectively will ensure we achieve true freedom and respect and eradicate all the injustices, atrocities and vulnerabilities affecting women long after Covid-19, writes Irene Charnley.

As women empowerment is the rallying cry, the world is changing its stance, albeit reluctantly and at a slow pace.

While we are all enjoying globalisation, the technological evolution, digital revolution and the opportunities they bring, the ongoing gender discrimination and inequality, as well as gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), are being debated in order to bring winds of change in this booming world.

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