Blog | March 8, 2017 | Ciana-Marie Pegus
Today is International Women’s Day. In South Africa, women’s day is celebrated on 9 August, to commemorate the moment in 1956 when 20,000 women marched to protest against the imposition of the infamous apartheid ‘pass laws’ which limited their freedom of movement.
The spirit of this key turning point in women’s empowerment and political mobilisation was captured in a popular protest song:Wathint' Abafazi Wathint' imbokodo! – now you have touched women, you have struck a rock.