Open your eyes

We often turn a blind eye when it comes to the importance of women in our society

15 September 2020 | Youth

Camilla Amadhila and Quintin Swartbooi





Women are worth so much more than what we give them credit for, not only are they our birth-givers, but they are also our strength pillars. Despite often being seen as only the peace-keeper in the family because of her compassion, she is an educator, a caretaker and just like a man, she can also be a breadwinner.

The list of what a woman is and signifies is endless, and it's sad to see that they are not acknowledged for their greatness in all aspects.

We live in not just a country but a world where women are constantly discriminated against. Yet never has this stopped a woman from fulfilling her duties and rising to the occasion.

As a society, we could put in a little bit more effort when it comes to showing our respect to women.

A small gesture could go a long way, simply listening to a female friend’s opinion and valuing it is a small way to show acknowledgment.

Speaking up for a disadvantaged and women who have suffered injustice, allowing a woman to be who and what she wants to be without judgement; simple acts like these would not only show respect but could do more than that, they could empower women.

In a nutshell, the value and empowerment of women will not happen without giving them credit where credit is due. The right for women empowerment is not just for women but empowering a woman is empowering a nation because as I said, a woman is an educator.

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