In Memory of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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May these words of Nelson Mandela continue to inspire our efforts  “A tribute to the legions of women who navigated the path of fighting for justice before us, we ought to imprint in the supreme law of the land, firm principles upholding the rights of women.”

In Mourning for Tata Nelson Mandela

World YWCA

12/6/2013 5:10 pm

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6 December, 2013. Geneva, Switzerland

The World YWCA joins the world in mourning Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a towering champion of freedom and liberty. He made many personal sacrifices for his country, South Africa, for Africa and beyond. This was a journey he shared with the his family, friends the people of South Africa. With his death, the world’s conscience is pricked, for we are all reminded of the deep values he stood for.

In her condolence message World YWCA General Secretary, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda shared “The tallest tree has fallen and we all can feel the yawning gap in the forest of humanity.  Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom was equally a struggle for rights and freedom for women and children around the world.”

Nelson Mandela’s life was continuous perseverance for dignity, equality, truth and justice. The YWCAs around the world, especially the YWCA of South Africa, shared in his struggle for freedom. At this moment, the World YWCA extends prayers and deepest condolences to those touched by Mandela’s life, especially Graça Machel; Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; the children and grandchildren, friends across the globe and people of South Africa.

May these words of Nelson Mandela continue to inspire our efforts  “A tribute to the legions of women who navigated the path of fighting for justice before us, we ought to imprint in the supreme law of the land, firm principles upholding the rights of women.”