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Durban - Women must not oppress other women to benefit in status or materially, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in Durban on Sunday.
“The continued oppression of women can as well be worsened by some other women who use women's oppression to climb the social ladder,” he said in a speech prepared for delivery at a training conference held by an international association of policewomen.
“They use the gender ticket for narrow, material benefit, which has no bearing to the course of women’s emancipation,” he said.
Mthethwa said the association needed to reflect on how it improved female police officers' lives “not only through work promotions, but impacting even the impoverished young girls in terms of career shadowing”.
Female officers needed to be recognised for their “resilience, courage and determination”, against issues such as gender bias.
He said policewomen could contribute to ending violence against women.
“You should be seen as a force to be reckoned with in the fight against crime.” - Sapa