Member of Parliament – Alexandra Abrahams (Democratic Alliance) – women empowerment
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to member of parliament Alexandra Abrahams from the Democratic Alliance, who also serves on the portfolio committee of Social Development. Applying a gendered lens she unpacks various social development programs in relation to women, such as crime prevention, substance abuse, victim empowerment shelters, social grants, early childhood development and maternal support. We discuss the impact political actions exert on people’s lives, one law or policy can change the future, so people should take an active interest to shape decisions that affect their wellbeing and that of their communities. For women interested in a political career, it starts with being involved in community matters, following issues that concern you in parliament, keeping abreast of narratives from global female leaders and asking what role you can play to drive a cause. Tune in for more.