Director of Caribbean Cultural Center, New York, Dr. Marta Mereno Vega, has indicated that it is high time the African woman rose to her feet to reconstruct constructs and systems that are synonymous to slavery in today’s world.
She noted that women form a major part of society and their contributions to humanity and Pan Africanism for that matter cannot be underestimated.
Speaking at the 2017 PANAFEST Women’s Day at the University of Cape Coast Main Auditorium on the Contribution of Women to Pan Africanism on the theme: Women and Pan Africanism, she reiterated that it is not enough to speak to issues of oppression globally without arising to deconstruct these systems of oppression.
According to Dr. Mereno Vega, there is the need for the African Women to know that she is meant to exist and not just to survive and should therefore not look down upon themselves.
She added that need not just participate but belong and make meaning to society.
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Source: Monica Gmanab / ATL FM NEWS