Details

Women of Fortitude set to drive MaSisulu’s legacy

The 100 ambassadors of the Women of Fortitude campaign have taken a step forward in driving the conversation of how women today can continue the legacy of MaSouthSisulu.

From Left: Walter Sisulu, Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Albertina Sisulu celebrate Walter Sisulu’s release from Robben Island photo courtesy: Albertina Sisulu Centenary / Facebook

Officially launched in November last year, the #WomenOfFortitude campaign seeks to encourage the current generation of young South Africans to continue struggle stalwart Ma Albertina Sisulu’s legacy of activism through 100 women ambassadors.

The initiative aims to promote social cohesion, women empowerment, recognise women across all sectors who have courageously and successfully broken barriers and contributing to building a South African envisaged in the Constitution, and to motivate the younger generation to do the same.

Marking the beginning of the work that lies ahead of them, the ambassadors participated in a sharing session held at Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) offices in Pretoria to discuss, among others, what is expected from them and how to use the platforms available to them to influence and share messages on the objectives of the campaign.

Mmabatho Ramompi, who was representing the office of Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the centenaries of former President Nelson Mandela and MaSisulu, said that Women Of Fortitude is all about Ubuntu.

“… it’s [about] instilling the spirit of Ubuntu within yourself, and the more we do that, we will encourage all of us to do the same,” Ramompi said.

Dr Ntsiki Manzini-Mathebula from the Department of Women said there was a need to work in partnership, and that the campaign provides an enabling environment to achieve that.

“We are looking at integration and coordination. As we spoke of various projects that you are working on, I thought to myself that, as a department we are to lead in coordination and integration, because when you work on your own you don’t get that platform, and we are here to create that platform,” Dr Manzini-Mathebula said.

Actress and media personality Thami Ngubeni, who is one of 100 ambassadors, said she was honoured to be part of the campaign. She encouraged other ambassadors to start working, adding that “we can’t expect government to babysit us”.

“We are brave, we are gifted, we are wounded, we are brilliant and we are healers. We are innovators, change-makers, nation-builders, survivors, visionaries, diligent…..we are Women Of Fortitude,” Ngubeni said.

Ngubeni also argued that no matter if a person lives in another country and how awesome life is and where they go to chase opportunities, “nothing beats home”.

“Surely we agree that as Women Of Fortitude, we shall be conscious about our South Africanness, we shall be conscious about being patriotic, we shall be conscious about actively building South Africa and be for South Africa,” Ngubeni said.

Women Of Fortitude ambassador’s term is expected to run until September, where they will hand over the baton to 100 new women~South African Government News Agency

0

Related Article

Posted on: Monday, July 15, 2019 | By: crimeandmoreworld - Copy Editing Desk

Cameroon’s Emily Miki Announced As Speaker, Facilitator And Mentor For The Obama Foundation African Leaders Program

Emily is the Founder/CEO of Denis Miki Foundation and Efeti Ventures. She is a PeaceBuilder with Mediators Beyond Borders International, a Hiroshima Global Peacebuilder and a Mandela Washington Fellow

Posted on: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | By: crimeandmoreworld - News Desk

2019 Female World Cup: Best Local League Player And Highest Goal Scorer, Mpeh Bissong Left Out Of Lionesses Den In Place Of Three Injured Players

The 2018 best player with 23 goals in Cameroons local league with Louvres Minprof, has expressed her dissatisfaction after she was left out in Spain in a final list of 23 players selected by Coach Alain Djeumfa Defranse on Friday May 24, 2019. In a Telephone interview with CNA, the hard trick scorer in the COSAFA competition said the Coach told her that she had put on weight. She adds that she doesn’t know if the decision was based on her Anglophone origin because since 2015, she has always helped in qualifying her team while other players take her position

Posted on: Sunday, February 24, 2019 | By: crimeandmoreworld - Copy Editing Desk

Saudi Arabia Appoints Princess as US Ambassador

Princess Reema will replace Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of King Salman and a younger brother of the crown prince, who took the post in 2017. Also in a royal decree Saturday, Prince Khalid was named deputy defence minister under the crown prince, who heads the ministry

Posted on: Monday, January 21, 2019 | By: crimeandmoreworld - Copy Editing Desk

This ‘Hero Mother’ Delivered, Now She Wants Kazakhstan To Live Up To Its Promises

Taurbaeva recently sued the local government and won the case, with the court ordering authorities to provide her a bigger apartment. They have offered her several housing options outside the city, but Taurbaeva doesn’t want to move out of Taldiqorgan, where she has lived all her life and has friends and relatives nearby

Posted on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 | By: crimeandmoreworld - News Desk

Yazidi Doctor Dedicating Her Life to ISIL Victims

Two years ago, Dr. Nagham started an organization called “Hope Makers for Women which is helping women survivors of ISIL terror

Top

Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy more information

Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy

Close