Women and War: South Africa/USA

by South African Military Refugee Aid Fund
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date unknown, 1980 or later
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet about the Women and War Project. The leaflet says the South African government is waging a war on two fronts: within the country against the Black majority and beyond their borders against frontline countries and especially Namibia, which it illegally occupies. There are presently over 70,000 white South African troops fighting SWAPO (South West African People's Organization), the liberation movement of the Namibian people. The military now reaches into every area of life, from politics, to the churches, to cultural and education, the economy, and even the family. This has profound effects on women in South African society, Black and white. The leaflet says the Women and War Project grew out of the need to analyze the role of white women in upholding the war machine with the belief that white women can be a part of the struggle. The leaflet identifies possible projects of the Women and War Project.
Used by permission of Mike Morgan, a former member of South African Military Refugee Aid Fund.
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections