Why Women’s Day is so important to commemorate
09 AUGUST 2020
Women's Day is a public holiday commemorated every year, on the 9th of August. On this day back in 1956, over 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the South African pass laws that required black South Africans to carry a “pass”. This “pass” document was a tool to maintain segregation and control during the apartheid era.
We can’t deny the progress that’s been made in terms of women’s rights since the 50s. However, gender inequality sadly still exists, and we can still see the results of this inequality in our communities every day.