August : Women's Month
South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August and celebrates Women's Day every year on the 9th of August.
Women’s Month takes place against a backdrop of an increase in the levels of violence and brutality against women and children in our society.
This year marks the 62nd Anniversary of the Women’s March to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. On that day up to 20000 women of all races and class protested against the extension of Pass Laws, which had restricted the movement of black people in the country. The march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and our society at large.
The national celebrations will also include the National Dialogues on Violence against Women to help combat the continued scourge of violent attacks and abuse against women. The dialogues are a platform for deepening democracy whilst ensuring safer and crime-free communities especially for women and children. Read More...
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