MOST WOMEN STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES BUT...
stronger women stand up for others too >> hosted by Cllr Sarah Wissler & Ward 23
VIRAGO: (n) a strong, brave woman of great stature & courage who demonstrates exemplary & heroic qualities
Ward 23 Area is
Bassonia, Glenanda, Glenvista, Mulbarton, Liefde 'n Vrede, Aspen, Rispark, Patlynn, Mayfield Park & Kibler Island
On 9 August 1956, 20,000 women of all ages and races marched to the Union Buildings. They were protesting against the pass laws that restricted the movement of women in South Africa.
Four of these women who led the march were Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, Sophy Williams and Lilian Ngoyi. A petition was delivered to the office of the prime minister, JG Strydom. These women were angry and frustrated at having their freedom of movement restricted by the official pass laws enforced by the government.
During the march the wome sang:
"When you strike a woman you strike a rock, you will be crushed".
We owe much to these powerful women who paved the way for us today.
We have many strong women in our community who have contributed in their own way. Being strong yet with enough compassion to run the CPF, being available to victims of crime and giving trauma counselling. Running a children's home with the stress of finding donors to feed and clothe the children. Helping to preserve our natural habitat our area is so proud of. Taking care of wild life in our reserves. Helping those in need and donating time and money to local safe houses and places of safety.
Melinda Gates; "A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman".
Margaret Thatcher; " If you want something said ask a man, if you want something done ask a woman".
Eleanor Roosevelt; "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission".
Cllr Sarah Wissler; "Don't forget you're the person you were meant to be and you are can be a true inspiration and rock of strength to others in our community. You are UNIQUE. You are POWERFUL. You are STRONG. You are VERY CAPABLE.
The VIRAGO AWARD is to recognise women in Ward 23 who have been phenomenal in some way, either by helping somebody or doing something exceptional in and for the community. These woman are often in the background and the 'unsung heroes'.
This event strives to change that and have their selfless acts acknowledged. To bring about that change we depend on your nominations.
We look forward to receiving these from you and thank you in advance.
Rahima Moosa, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Sophia Williams
This Event is ONLY valid for Successful Nominees
from Ward 23
Please submit your nomination for the Ward 23 Virago Award recognition
|Date||14 August 2019|
|Time||09h45 for 10h00|
|Venue||Turn 'n Tender,
Comaro View Shopping Centre
Soetdoring & Comaro St
|Attending||Guest speakers, dignitaries,
officials, Successful nominees & the Press
|Nominate||Nominate the woman you feel deserves to be recognised for her outstanding contribution within our community|