South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marchedto the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.
This historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Since that eventful day, women from all walks of life became equal partners in the struggle for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.
The theme for 2012 is: "56 years of women united against poverty, inequality and unemployment". The commemoration of the National Women’s Day will take place in Tshwane, Gauteng (Union Buildings) on 9 August 2012.
Venue: Union Buildings
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