Posted on 03.11.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Since the rulers do not want to solve the people’s problems as well as those of women, the women must get together to find solutions by themselves,
A protest campaign by ‘Free Women!’ was organized under the theme of “Fight for the future”, on 8th of March to mark the International Women’s Day, Hemamali Aberatne the national organizer of the ‘Free Women!’ Movement says.
Here is the brief of her statement during that protest,
“This time we are celebrating 108th of the International Women’s Day. In other places of the world,this day is commemorated through the struggle and huge protest but in our country, instead of lifting up the women’s condition , the things are happening to pull them down from where they are.we should not forget that the economy of this country is run by our women who brings the biggest potion of foreign currency. Who is admiring these women? When would the fairness be fulfilled for them?
Estate workers are demanding fare salaries for them to live. The most of among them are women. Without hearing their problems, the rulers are telling clap-traps.They are the rulers putting people more and more in to the loan traps. In the garments industries, a lot of workers lost their jobs by closing down the factories. Whether they are from middle east or Estate workers or garments industry workers, most of them are women who work at risk of their lives. they are subject to have a lot of sexual harassment, pressure from the authority and ignorance but they have to bare the situation and work.
To change the situation,we should get the first step.we believe that we should fight against this system in which all of us are suffered, all of us are suppressed. We believe that this struggle is not against the male but the system that is deteriorating the all human values.
Therefore we invite all the women, come forward to change this.we will get together and fight together to change this “