Women’s Month begins, programme set out

Jenny Schreiner, Director-General of the Department of Women, says the theme for 2016 is ‘Women United in Moving South Africa Forward’.

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to over 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 protesting against the extension of pass laws.

Schreiner says this year is unique year because we have the 60th anniversary of the 1956 women’s march and using that to look forward to see what we have gained.


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