Women In the Student March To Parliament A Photo Essay By Cheryl Roberts

27 Oct

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img_9728 Student Power

img_9727 ‘Take Back The Night’, a woman’s demand, wasnt forgotten in the march. The activism also had its presence there

Women have always been involved in resistance and liberation struggles in South Africa. In post-apartheid South Africa, some twenty years after freedom of apartheid, women’s voices have raged and are still raging for the society women demand respectable and acceptable to women, on their terms.

During the critically awakening  student protests occurring throughout SA over the past 18 months, mostly young women students have ensured they are right there on the frontline of challenge and resistance.

They are there in the protest meetings, the night vigils, the de-colonisation, anti-rape and queer seminars and dialogues and they are there in the marches. Women have been arrested and detained and imprisoned; they have also been verbally, emotionally and sexually assaulted. But their resistance fervour hasn’t waned or died. They have grown…

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