The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) has reflected on how Women’s Month turned out for women in SA
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) has reflected on how Women’s Month turned out for women in SA “As this year’s Women’s Month draws nearer to its sunset, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa’s (DENOSA) Gender structure in KwaZulu-Natal has noted with great sadness how Women’s emancipation is far from being realised when they continue to be on the receiving end of the social ills and getting killed brutally in the manner that they are,” the chairperson of DENOSA Gender structure in KwaZulu-Natal, Khumbuzile Kobo reflected. Khumbuzile said the structure calls for the immediate intervention of the Department of Social Development as many factors that lead to the victimisation of women are as a result of problems that are within the scope of work of the department.
In the words of former President Jacob Zuma, ‘Women have for decades played a critical role in the struggle for our liberation. They have also contributed immensely to the process of building a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa.’ On the unending scourge of Gender-Based Violence, history has proven that men play a huge role in this type of violence as perpetrators and sometimes leading to femicide. “We therefore see the urgent need for liberation of men through ideological and political programmes that DENOSA will design to empower men in this regard In KwaZulu-Natal, we are saddened by the recent brutal murder of our colleague in the month of August which is the women’s month. She was working as a phlebotomist at GJ Crookes Hospital,” she lamented. “We call for a proper plan to deal with social ills from the Department of Social Development,” said Khumbuzile. “We can’t have women living in fear for their lives. Abuse of drugs is also a dominating factor that needs urgent attention. We need a drugs-free society,”
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