Patriotic Alliance members have decided to form a women’s league structure in response to the public’s growth, support and confidence. Consequently, women are considered powerful individuals, especially in political environments, because they hold a great deal of power.
This structure was established in October 2022 and its first Ward was launched in Ga-Rankuwa Tshwane Region. By establishing the Women’s League, the party hopes to impart independence to women and combat issues such as gender-based violence and child abuse.
“We are opening an exciting chapter where women will unite, support each other, work together, fix each other’s crowns and create generational wealth together,” said Deputy Secretary-General Victoria Africa.
“Patriotic Alliance Women’s League is committed to changing the gender lens in the council through gender mainstreaming”, said Africa.
“It is also committed to empowering leaders of the future in the political landscape. As a collective, they aim to raise awareness about girls’ and women’s plights in council and provide them with a voice”. Added Africa.
PR counsellor Debyre Williams-Moses said,” As 1 of 9 women counsellors serving on the Tshwane Multiparty women caucus we are dedicated to serving all women, children, the elderly, vulnerable and LGBTQI+ community within our communities.”
“The league is growing rapidly and has upcoming campaigns in Gauteng province and nationally. They are expected to have a mass launch in Ekurhuleni Region on June 3rd, 2023 where they will launch 10 wards at once.”
Victoria concluded by saying,” The response from the public has been amazing by far and we are receiving a positive response from the public, especially in both the coloured and black communities.”