Women’s Month

Women’s Month in South Africa is intended to pay tribute to the more than 20 000 women who, on 9 August 1956, marched to the Union Buildings to protest the Apartheid Regime’s extension of the pass laws to women.  August was declared by the South African government as Women’s Month and August 9th is celebrated as Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future”. This campaign connects South Africa to global efforts to reach gender equality in 2030.