Monday, July 23, 2012
An expressed mind-setBy Nicole Hodnett
When we think of discrimination we think of a state of mind. This mind-set has the disposition of looking down on someone through race, gender, colour or religion.
According to the Economic times British MP, John Stuart Mill was the first person in Parliament to call for women’s rights to vote in 1869.
According to UN NEWS CENTRE, almost every country in the world still has laws that discriminate against women and promises to remedy this have not been kept.
Discrimination is never a mental state.it is solely conduct. A person must act on a decision before it can be found illegally discriminating.
During the years of the Apartheid struggle the fight for gender equality took a back seat .According to My Fundi the Constitution of today’s democracy outlaws discrimination in any form. South Africans are simultaneously tackling the deep seated legacies of racism and patriarchy.
According to African History, it has been 50 years since the federation of South African women organized a mass demonstration against the imposition of pass laws on women in South Africa
Art for Humanity has initiated the Women for Children project. Through an expression of art it brings light to an unspoken topic.
They are the mothers, daughters and sisters to our society. There will be follow up articles leading up to Women’s day. Stay Tuned!