The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of WEFSA, Edinah Masanga, uses this platform as an activism and awareness raising point, writing on urgent issues which need to be brought to the attention of all stakeholders interested in issues pertaining to women and girls.
By Edinah Masanga Dear Karabo, I’m sorry that we let you and many others down. I’m sorry that the system tells women to remain silent and toughen it out. That we must soldier on, that a so-called “decent woman” does not air her dirty laundry in public, banning women from speaking out – diminishing domestic violence … Continue reading Dear Karabo, I’m sorry that we let you – and many others – down
I would have liked to wish all my fellow women a happy Africa Day today but sadly I can’t. I see messages on the ‘Africa we want’ but as we all know, the Africa we have right now excludes, subjugates and oppresses women. It views women through sexual eyes and focuses on their place in bedrooms … Continue reading Africa Day Message: This is not the Africa I want
By Edinah Masanga On the occasion of Workers day, I would like to acknowledge women for all the unpaid domestic work that they do. In Africa and other parts of the world, women work in their homes and fields while their husbands go to ‘work’. What this means is that women get to do a … Continue reading Workers Day message: Recognising women who work for no pay
By Edinah Masanga I would like, on behalf of the Women’s Empowerment Foundation for Southern Africa, to call on the South African Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, to exercise restraint when speaking on sensitive matters which may ignite xenophobic violence following his remarks that Zimbabweans are responsible for crime in SA. It is our utmost … Continue reading WEFSA calls on authorities in South Africa to exercise responsible speech
By Edinah Masanga As an advocate for women being heard, I find myself between a rock and hard place sometimes. Because, I want more women’s voices and women themselves in the media, but I don’t want them presented as a piece of meat or showing them in violent images as a manoeuvre to sell news … Continue reading Why I want to curate women’s stories of excellence, success, power and prestige