Ratong Women Centre gives vulnerable women hope

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Women are exposed to extreme poverty and abuse, face a greater burden of unpaid work, have fewer assets and resources, and earn less than men. This in many cases leads to women being vulnerable to abuse. Ratong Women Centre is fighting the situation, writes Mmegi Correspondent NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE

Ratong Women Centre advocates for women’s empowerment and it focuses on promoting women’s sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others.

The centre, established in 2019 and located in Broadhurst, provides counselling and rehabilitation for women survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), former sex workers, drug addicts and those at risk of living in poverty caused by trauma.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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