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Affirmation: Still We Rise

9 August 2014 editorial, inspiration, poetry seen Comments Off on Affirmation: Still We Rise

In 1956,

Delivering a fiery speech to the crowd Dora Tamana, a member of the ANC Women’s League and a founding member of the Federation of South African Women, declared:

We, women, will never carry these passes. This is something that touches my heart. I appeal to you young Africans to come forward and fight. These passes make the road even narrower for us. We have seen unemployment, lack of accommodation and families broken because of passes. We have seen it with our men. Who will look after our children when we go to jail for a small technical offence — not having a pass?*

ask yourself today, “what am I doing to affirm the women and girls in my life?”


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