By: Lilly Heald
Section from the ANC Women's League Constitution
RULE 1: NAME
The name of the organisation shall be the ANC Women's League hereafter referred to as the Women's League and in the abbreviated form ANCWL.
The Logo and the colours of the ANC WL are described in the schedule of the WL.
RULE 2: AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and the objectives of the ANC Women's League shall be:
2.1 To mobilise, organise and unite South African Women to participate in the struggle for the liberation of all oppressed groups;
2.2 To spearhead the objectives, policies and programmes of the ANCWL and the African National Congress, amongst women in particular, and society in general;
2.3 To spearhead the emancipation of women within the African National Congress and its structures and at all levels of government and South African Society as a whole;
2.4 To promote the all-round development of women and help in building their own confidence and to interpret their needs nationally;
2.5 To promote among and through women and young women in particular, national consciousness, patriotism, unity and a sense of accountability at all levels;
2.6 To promote women's participation in every sector of public life and to strive for women's participation in every office;
2.7 To combat discrimination in public and in private life and institutions and to work actively towards the dismantling of the patriarchal system, the elimination of laws, customs, practices and structures which militate against equality and to oppose any strengthening of patriarchy;
2.8 To campaign for the adoption and implementation of affirmative action programmes to combat the legacy of past gender and race discrimination;
2.9 To campaign for an end to all forms of violence against women, children and other vulnerable groups;
2.10 To co-operate with democratic organisations for the promotion of peace and development locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; and
2.11 To campaign for a culture and recognition of women's rights as human rights.
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