By Jen Thorpe
The ANC women’s league has been around for a long time, and were undoubtedly essential to the struggle to end Apartheid. They were often silenced in order to keep the focus on the racial and economic problems of the time and in many instances were rewarded for this silence by positions in government.
Those days are long gone and the days for the women in the ANC to shine are here. We have huge problems of economic, domestic and sexual violence against women, and more women in government than ever. It would seem that those in positions of power would be most responsible for ensuring that positive changes for women are made, and yet this is rarely the case.
So the question for today, is what is the women’s league doing, and for who?