Meghan Markle Has a Feminist Focus in South Africa – News
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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/). While Prince Harry has been busy in Botswana, Angola, and Malawi, where he arrives today, Meghan Markle has also been quietly busy in Cape Town. Meghan and five-month-old Archie were spotted leaving for Johannesburg yesterday after a busy couple of days. Although the Duchess’s last official engagement was on Wednesday, she has been working quietly behind the scenes. Last week she carried out a private pilgrimage to the post office where the murder of a 19-year-old Cape Town university student sparked outrage and nationwide protests, and on Thursday she attended a breakfast meeting with some of South Africa’s leading women in business and politics to discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment. In their speeches on the first day of their tour Harry and Meghan addressed the issue of gender-based violence in South Africa. They said they had been following the news in South Africa from home and wanted to use their time in the country to gain a better understanding and see how and where they could help. Images of the Duchess visiting the post office where Uyinene Mrwetyana was murdered last month were published on the couple’s Instagram page on Saturday morning. Aides only released the images after Prince Harry’s trip to Angola, where he visited the former minefield his mother visited in 1997, so as not to deflect from the work he was doing. Meghan was photographed tying a yellow ribbon to the railings of the Clareinch Post Office with a message of support from her and Harry. On Sunday Buckingham Palace aides revealed that Meghan also invited a group of South African women activists and leaders to meet with her while she was in Cape Town. The women were businesswomen, politicians, CEOs, professors and academics. One of the guests was Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, who in 1956 led 20,000 women to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of apartheid pass laws. She is the last living leader of the march, which she led at the age of 18. The Duchess described her as an inspiration not only to herself but for all women: “I was recently reminded that the first one up the mountain often gets knocked down the hardest, but makes way for everyone behind them. These brave women have been able to see how their struggle can pave the way for so many. For all young women organizers, activists and campaigners today, you must keep at it and know that you are working for this generation and the next, and also continuing the legacy of the generations of great women before you.”Most Popular Everything Meghan Markle Wore on Her South Africa TourBy Erin Vanderhoof and Lauren Margit Jones Meghan Markle Is a Good FriendBy Kenzie Bryant Inside Harry and Meghan’s Busy First Day in South AfricaBy Katie NichollAdvertisement Speaking to
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