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International Women’s Day 2016

By Constance van Niekerk in SA 
Today is the International Women’s Day. Women are stronger than they think. It scares me that in this day and age there are women who are living in abusive marriages and relationships just because they fear the unknown. Walking away is not going to break you but make you stronger. Some have stayed and ended up as statistics.

Women should be each other’s sisters, aunts, friends and pillars instead of pulling each other down.

This year’s IWD campaign theme is #PledgeForParity. I’m pledging to help fellow women and girls in any way that I can.


If you have a story to tell, get in touch with us on afriquebeat@gmail.com. You are not alone…


Happy Women’s Day to all the women around the world.

About Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


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Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection by Constance van Niekerk

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