On 9 August 1956 more than 20 000 women from all walks of life united and marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the unjust pass laws that were enforced upon women in South Africa.
This year on National Women's day, we have the opportunity to celebrate women's achievement and acknowledge the important role they have played and continue to play in South Africa.
And let’s face it. Being a woman today is not easy. Women are expected to perform in all the “boxes” society gives them.
- You are a mother (in many cases you are dad as well)
- You are a wife.
- You are a working woman
- You are the leader in your society
- You are the family’s main caregiver.