“Because we exist and have the right to work for a better future for others and for ourselves,” another woman chimed in.
“Because we are citizens like everyone else and the result of our absence is up to now unsatisfactory. Those who are in power are not better than us.”
“Because we must prove that we exist.”
“Because we are the alternative.”
“Because we have potential like the others, and our community needs us.”
“We are already women in power because, to be here, to advocate in organizations we have fought and overcome numerous obstacles. We play our part, in spite of everything…”