Stop social-media fights, focus on building a future for the next generation, NAS Women Congress Chairperson urges women
The Chairperson of the Women Congress of the National Salvation Front (NAS) Ms Vera Mahadi has urged women to stop fighting and insulting each other on social media, and instead focus on working together to restore unity and restore dignity to our people.
Vera Mahadi made the call on Tuesday, July 14 in a speech commemorating the first anniversary of the NAS Women Congress.
“When we get mad and start insulting each other on social media, what are we teaching our children? When we engage in tiring the fabric that made us who we are, this is not building up a nation,” she said.
There has been a growing number of South Sudanese women (and men) on social media who waste hours every day broadcasting ‘live-videos’ of themselves having a go at each other – a sad activity that Ms Vera Mahadi would like the women and mothers to stop.
“As mothers, when one of our children is hurting, our heart bleeds… It does not matter what tribe, colour or region they are from… Why are then suppressing that motherly instinct?
“A country is made up of tribes, our 64 tribes make up South Sudan. Each tribe has contributed its beautiful culture and tradition making us who we are!
“Let us join hands and restore unity and restore dignity to our people…
“I call upon all South Sudanese sisters and mothers to take your responsibility seriously. We the women, the mother and grandmothers are the backbone of our society and individual communities,” read part of her address.
Find/view the complete speech on their new NAS Women Congress Website.