What is Women’s Month?
What is this Women’s Month theme?
Why is Women’s month celebrated?
Who are some of the Woman pioneers?
National Women’s Day activities
- Take part in an awareness event
- Attend an event or protest that helps raise awareness and empower women
- Host a viewing party: every year the event is televised and reenactments are held. Hosting a viewing party is the perfect way to celebrate if you can’t be there in person.
- Attend a reenactment: In 2006 the first reenactment of the original protest was held and every year there is another reenactment held. Spectating or signing up to participate is a great way to honor the history behind the day.
What is the significance of National Women’s Day in South Africa?
National Women’s Day draws attention to issues that African women still face to this day. These include unequal pay, domestic violence, and ensuring all girls have access to education. It is often used to protest and call wider attention to these issues. Women’s Day shares the same goal as International Women’s Day at its heart – that is, to make sure that all women are represented and have access to basic freedoms and rights. The day has helped to secure much more representation for women in the national assembly, where they represent 48% of the country’s government.
What’s the Difference Between National Women’s Day and International Women’s Day?
The goal is the same, empowering women! But while National Women’s Day is more about the liberation and empowerment of South African women, International Women’s Day is more about all women from any region.