National Women’s Day – 9 Aug 2022

National Women’s Day commemorates the anniversary of the Great Women’s march of

1956. On August 9, 1956, about 20,000 women protested the extension of the Pass Laws to women and marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to oppose legislation that was meant to tighten apartheid’s control over black women in the cities Women’s Month is a celebration of the pioneers of the women’s movement in this country, which dates back to 1913, as well as the tens of thousands of women who marched on that day in 1956.

This year’s Women’s Month is celebrated under the theme: “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience.”   The concept of Generation Equality is a global campaign and links South Africa to global efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030.