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Woman’s Day South Africa – The time for action is now!

The first National Women's Day was celebrated on 9 August 1995.[2] In 2006, a re-enactment of the march was staged for its 50th anniversary, with many of the 1956 march veterans.

 

The objectives of the Federation were to bring the women of South Africa together to secure full equality of opportunity for all women, regardless of race, colour or creed; to remove social, legal and economic disabilities; to work for the protection of the women and children.


This is a very significant day to celebrate, as National Women's Day draws attention to significant issues African women still face, such as parenting, domestic violence, sexual harassment in the workplace, pornography, unequal pay, and schooling for all girls. It can be used as a day to fight for or protest these ideas.


We stand together with our country and our President on this matter.
As recently stated by President Cyril Ramaphosa
“We can no longer as a nation ignore the deafening cries of women and children for protection, for help and for justice.
The urgency of achieving gender equality has never been greater than now.
This is our responsibility as a nation.
If we each play our part, we can make this happen.
The time for talk is over.
The time for action is now."

 

Wishing all our fellow South African woman a very blessed Woman’s Day!