ANC 2017 Elective Conference

‘We’re losing the plot of how we define the role of women’s movement at large’

The ANCWL spoke earlier on the struggle of women in leadership, and the blatant patriarchy that exists in the party.

Senior Research Fellow at Trade Collective Lebohang Pheko joined the conversation by saying she wasn’t surprised for a number of reasons.

Pheko adds that in the last 20 years, the Women’s League has failed in their mandate to provide an alternative framing of citizenship, that is inclusive of the issues women face.

It hasn’t really understood that women’s voices have to be far more deliberately and intentionally solicit.

Lebohang Pheko, senior research fellow at trade collective

Pheko says that we’re losing the plot of how we define the role of women’s movement at large. She adds that the history of women’s movement wasn’t supposed to be one where they become glorified catering companies.

In lots of liberation movements, often times women weren’t allowed membership and because of this, they formed their own structure.

Lebohang Pheko, senior research fellow at trade collective

The women’s movement was an attempt to illustrate who we should be says Pheko.

Listen to why Phelo believes it’s a struggle to see women in leadership in the audio below…


This article first appeared on 702 : ‘We’re losing the plot of how we define the role of women’s movement at large’


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