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“Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Improving Women’s Resilience!” – SABC News

This year, South Africa is celebrating Women’s Month with the following theme: “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Improving Women’s Resilience!”

Every August, South Africa celebrates Women’s Month in honor of the more than 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to protest against the passage of the laws.

The official National Women’s Day program is expected to take place on Tuesday 9 August 2022 in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.

This year marks the 66th anniversary of the historic event when thousands of South African women of all backgrounds and cultures, led by Rahima Moosa, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Sophia Williams, marched against the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against abusive laws.

2019 celebrations

In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and made national holidays mostly virtual due to lockdown restrictions, Gauteng celebrated and honored women at the Union Buildings on the 63rd anniversary of the historic Women’s March.

The event began with a 2.3km walk from the Women’s Living Monument at Lillian Ngoyi Square, Pretoria, led by Prime Minister David Makhura and women to the Union Buildings.

The event was themed ’25 Years of Democracy: South Africa’s Growth for Women’s Emancipation’.

Looking back at the 2019 celebration:

The 2020 and 2021 celebrations were held virtually:

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