Students give voice on Women’s day
Today is celebrated widely by many South Africans as they commemorate the braveness of over 20 000 women who marched in 1965 against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas.
South Africans use this day, 09 August to go out with friends, go to women empowerment workshops, women’s day concerts, some pamper themselves, go to exhibitions or just spend the day with their families.
IzikoDUT got to ask students from Durban University of Technology what this day means to them:
“Celebrating the gift of a woman, the one day we all publicly show how much we value women in our lives for all they’ve done for us”.
“To me, Women’s day is like an appreciation day to all the women who have been raped, brutally killed and all that but still standing strong with all the scars. For that I think we deserve to be celebrated”.
“Women’s day is the day we celebrate the power of all the women out there. It means giving out respect and the credit to the women who work hard to ensure that everyone is happy and well taken care of. With no doubt, women have played a huge role in making us the people that we are today without them we are incomplete. We love them and they deserve to drink a glass of champagne today”.
“Women’s day is a day to celebrate all Women who are responsible and who play their respective roles in building a healthy and dignified communities leading to the whole country. It means we are recognising the potential and strength of every human being, equally because everything that is a human being is groomed, nurtured by women by recognising women we recognise ourselves”.
“I am over the moon because of this day it is where everyone needs to treat us well and appreciate everything we do. Men should show love and respect to us because we are a very important creatures”.