By Stabiso Mdledle – The DDP (Democracy Development Program) and ASONET (African Solidarity Network) in partnership with other women organisations held a women’s dialogue at the Diakonia Conference Centre on Saturday, 18 March 2017.
The theme of the dialogue was Access to Social Services by Women.
The dialogue was attended by several African women from various countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Africa.
According to one the facilitators Jenny Boyce these dialogues are a platform for women who go through certain hardships in their homes/lives to share their stories, listen to other stories and come up with solutions to these issues.
She said that women who come to South Africa (SA) from other African countries are the same as any other women in this country (SA). She said: “We face the same problems; our pains are the same. As women, we are peaceful, loving and caring creatures by nature, it’s our job to love and protect one another”.
Above Standing: DDP's Sphamandla Mhlongo, and Mbalenhle Mkhize.
Front: Prof. Bheki Mngomezulu Director of CANRAD at the Nelson Mandela University, DDP's Executive Director Dr. Paul Kariuki and Dr. Lubna Nadvi, Senior Lecture at UKZN, during the DDP SONA2024 Public forum in Durban.