Mar 8, 2012

This is for all of us


“Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty.”
March 8th is International Women’s Day. This is a day that makes me pause (a little longer than usual) to reflect on the progress we have made as a society in advancing women’s rights and to focus on the work that remains to be done.

This morning my mother took part in a march in Lusaka under the banner of her employer to commemorate the day. I wish I was there to join her and the hundreds of others who are united as one in recognising the continued struggle that women continue to face in terms of access to health, education, credit, land and protection from violence.

I am immensely proud of my mother and when she messaged me “I am doing this for all of us,” I choked back tears because I know exactly what that means. It’s not simply enough to say I’m for the advancement of women and not follow it up with action. We all have a part to play.

We need to continually invest in women and children, and pave the path for their success if we’re to combat chronic hunger and poverty. 

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