Duchess Meghan is such a strong advocate for women's rights and has spent a big part of her life fighting for those rights wherever and however she can. Now, while she's on her royal tour in Africa, she is meeting with different groups of female activists and is feeling very "moved" by the women she is meeting.
Meghan speaks to a group of women in Cape Town
Meghan met with a group of women in Cape Town and she said to her guests, "we can learn a certain amount from the outside, by tracking it through the news, but it’s not the same as being able to truly understand what it's like on the ground. Much of my life I have been advocating for women and girls’ rights, so this has been an incredibly powerful moment to hear first-hand from all of you."
Duchess Meghan: "I have been so moved"
She continued, "I have been so moved by what I have heard. The leadership and strength shown by these women are remarkable, and at a time when the issue of gender and gender-based violence is at the forefront of people’s minds, I hope their voices will resonate and not only give comfort but also create change. This is not just a South African issue, this is a global problem that can only find solutions with the attention and work of everyone, regardless of gender, status, politics, race or nationality."
Meghan Visits Memorial For Uyinene Mrwetyana
Earlier this week, Meghan also made a private visit to the memorial site for Uyinene Mrwetyana, who is a 19-year-old University of Cape Town student that was raped and murdered, allegedly by a post office worker in late August of this year. Meghan paid tribute to her by tying a ribbon at the memorial.
We are so grateful for all the work that Duchess Meghan continues to do to advocate for women's rights.