Source: The Democratic Alliance
Title: DA: Robinson: Speech by DA Member of Parliament, on the Women’s Day debate, National Assembly, Cape Town
Honourable Speaker, Honourable members.
Throughout the ages women have had to fight for recognition as individuals and the right to make their own choices. I think of someone like Florence Nightingale who defied convention and revolutionised nursing during the Crimean war, of Emily Hobhouse who left a life of prosperity overseas to come and work in the concentration camps during the Anglo Boer war in South Africa, to assist the women and children who were living in appalling conditions.