by Inunonse Ngwenya, YWCA of Zambia.
Great leaders inspire and motivate people. Leaders stand for something far greater than themselves, they promote peace , justice , equality , positive change and good values. We need governments and CSO’s that will help young people build resilience to cope with the same responsibilities of leadership by ensuring that the many youths are considered in key government positions. I am reaching out to poor people, the sick and the old stretch your hands across the world. Leaders show that you care for the most fortunate women and girls out there, including those that seem to have lost their way and I am calling on all those that can help them to see a brighter day.
Unity is like harmony leaders reach out to those women and young girls in the streets open your eyes and see all we need is unity and understand we can do anything if we believe. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you deal with your past failures and heartaches. When you were born you were crying and everyone around you was smiling so live your life so that when you die you are the one smiling and everyone around you is crying. Too much water will and shall pass under the bridge for me to forget as the saying goes.
Despite the advances in the world that have taken place through great leadership, around the world indigenous children consistently number among the most marginalized groups in society and are frequently denied the enjoyment of their rights, including the highest attainable standard of health, education, protection and participation in decision-making processes that are relevant to their lives.
As young leaders we have the responsibility of promoting participatory citizens advocacy by making people aware of their rights and the obligation of governments of the day to serve their citizens. Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together. As leaders do all the good you can, by all the means you can in all the ways you can. In all the places you can, in all the times you can and to all the people you can as long as ever you can. Governments have a critical role to play as catalysts for positive change when they act to uphold the rights of indigenous children. This commitment includes promoting the meaningful participation of indigenous peoples, supporting surveys that give a clear picture of the situation of indigenous communities and their children, introducing legislation to ensure respect for and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights, and developing effective mechanisms of implementation and enforcement.
Young women and girls are calling out to the World leaders, raising our voices shouting that it’s been a long time since we entered your hearts. We belong to one global village with a goal and objective to achieve at the end of the day.
Together we can make a difference.
Filed under: Women's Rights