'Woman thou art Empowered and Liberated!!' The Brunch against abuse of Women and Children hosted on 01 December 2012 was our 3rd annual event against abuse of women and children attended by just under 150 women, children and men of all ages was an overwhelming humbling success. Thanks to our panel of powerful speakers including Ms. Nhlanhla Mokoena Executive Director at POWA, Mr. Mboyiselo Botha of Sonke Gender Justice Networh, author of 'My Father My Monster', Keneilwe Mokgoko author of 'A Time to Heal', Lesego Motsepe speaking on HIV living in her body, editor of Real Magazine and Ms. Lillian Barnard - a late addition to our programme who replaced Dr. Mamphela Ramphele.
Our audience learnt about the different experiences of abuse, from Polela's abuse as a child to Ms. Mvimbi - Leshabane's secondary exposure to abuse - She experienced a family member being beat by a husband in Dudu'd presense and Ddu not being allowed to speak up. Our programme was further balanced by conversations led by Nhlanhla Mokoena and Mboyiselo Bothat who educated the audience on the support offered by their respective organisations, the nature, root and impact of abuse from a woman and a man's perspective, respectively.
There were moments of laughter, tears and heartwarming conversations, it was a morning of learning, empowerment, inspiration, healing and new connections that will last beyond the Brunch against abuse of Women and Children. Our strife to spread the message against abuse and positively impact lives of those in need continues...
Our 'Woman thou art Empowered and Liberated brunch against abuse of Women and Children' was a convergence of business, media, community leaders, artists and caring members of society who joined voices to make a statement against abuse of the vulnerable. It was an inspirational affirmation of the power within us to keep rising when we fall and most importantly push ourselves to become the best we are meant to be -in spite of our circumstances!- in summarising Ms. Barnard's words.
POWA and Motheo Wa Katlego will receive donations from the proceedes of the Brunch.
Most of us have experienced abuse in one form or the other, we have children, sisters and friends that have been raped, battered or emotionally and mentally abused...let's aim to improve life for those we know are being abused and otherwise oppressed by poverty or disease.
- | 01 December, 2012
- 10:00 AM
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