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WoSA demands women’s inclusion in the economy

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05 December 2020

Staff Reporter/PretoriaLIVE

PRETORIA – Hundreds of women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, at a march organised by movement Women of South Africa (WoSA), demanding inclusion in the mainstream economy.

WoSA demanded that government addresses the issue of collateral requirements which are a barrier for financial inclusion as the majority of them have lower capital and assets. They also want from all state-owned enterprises a gender equality strategy by March 2021. All these issues they want addressed in 2021.

Other collaborative women’s group also graced the occasion including Wise Women 4 Africa’s Director Brenda Madumise also expressed concern on the ignorance of women failing to report violence.

“It is worrisome that most women do not report violence either at homes, at work places or wherever it happens.

“Violence comes in many forms and include financial, emotional and other forms of violence and we call on individuals to report violence,” she said.

Friday’s march by WoSA coincided with the country commemorating the annual 16 Days For No Violence against Women and Children.

The WoSA march also took place in other cities including Johannesburg, and in the other eight provinces across South Africa.

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WoSA demands women’s inclusion in the economy

05 December 2020

Staff Reporter/PretoriaLIVE

PRETORIA – Hundreds of women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, at a march organised by movement Women of South Africa (WoSA), demanding inclusion in the mainstream economy.

WoSA demanded that government addresses the issue of collateral requirements which are a barrier for financial inclusion as the majority of them have lower capital and assets. They also want from all state-owned enterprises a gender equality strategy by March 2021. All these issues they want addressed in 2021.

Other collaborative women’s group also graced the occasion including Wise Women 4 Africa’s Director Brenda Madumise also expressed concern on the ignorance of women failing to report violence.

“It is worrisome that most women do not report violence either at homes, at work places or wherever it happens.

“Violence comes in many forms and include financial, emotional and other forms of violence and we call on individuals to report violence, she said.

Friday’s march by WoSA coincided with the country commemorating the annual 16 Days For No Violence against Women and Children.

The WoSA march also took place in other cities including Johannesburg, and in the other eight provinces across South Africa.

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