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APPEALING: The First Lady ’Masekoala Majoro

Aug. 13, 2020 2 min read

MASERU – The First Lady ’Masekoala Majoro describes female frontline healthcare workers as an integral part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic because around the world, in hospitals, clinics and homes, they take a significant personal risk and too often working to ensure all receive care.

In her statement to mark this year’s edition of the National Women’s Day on Saturday, Majoro said the current crisis demonstrates the essential, tireless and innovative role of female health workers in ensuring strong, resilient health systems for everyone, everywhere.

Collectively, she said each can help create a gender equal world and as part of the whole world, individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mind-set can have an impact on larger society. She further showed that this can truly make a positive difference for women everywhere.

The International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also marking a call of action for accelerating gender equality. Therefore, Majoro said the day is meant to assist women to be in a position of power and for making informed decisions about their health (August) exists to embrace women who are doing well in their communities, from different organisations and particularly those who work as frontline workers in the fight against the prevailing COVID-19  pandemic.

She also commended other important women – grandmothers,  who take good care of their grandchildren but getting little or no acknowledgement. “They are some of the most important people who raise leaders of tomorrow, therefore we should encourage them to work even harder for the better upbringing of their grandchildren,” Majoro also showed. She pleaded with all women to reflect on how to keep promoting and defending the shared spirit of human solidarity.

 


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They are some of the most important people who raise leaders of tomorrow, therefore we should encourage them to work even harder for the better upbringing of their grandchildren

She further appealed to all in Lesotho to ensure that violence against both women and children, which has become a norm, comes to an end. “This can happen by taking action against the perpetrators,” she said.

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