2022 Women’s Day message from the GRDM Speaker, Ald. Georlene Wolmarans
Good Morning residents of the Garden Route region
Today, I am honoured to greet my fellow women on this Women’s Day. A day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in social, cultural, and political fields. A day when we recognise the value and importance of women in our lives and around the world.
I want to encourage women to always strive to be themselves; to live their lives as they feel comfortable; and to take time for themselves, as women are often the backbone of their families who put others before themselves.
Over the years, women have contributed massively to the lives of their families, sometimes under difficult and unfair circumstances. However, they still manage to juggle through life while accomplishing their individual and professional goals.
As Speaker van die Tuinroete Distriksmunisipaliteit kan ek met selfvertroue noem dat hierdie munisipaliteit altyd daarna sal strewe, om die kwessies waarmee vroue te kampe kom, op te probeer los en bewusheid oor geslagsgelykheid te vermeerder.
The world is moving towards gender equality and it is moving towards a balance between both men and women.
I would like to encourage women and victims of gender-based violence to be courageous, to stand up, to show strength, and to make their voices heard, as doing so helping them take control and provide motivation for those who have lost their voices and dignity.
‘Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo’ – YES – When You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock…