Today is National Women’s Day in South Africa, and this post goes out to all the Women of South Africa to wish you a very ✨Happy Women’s Day!✨
Wherever you are today, and whatever you are doing, we wish you a day of Love & Happiness and hope that you are being treated like a Queen by your Loved Ones.
To those of you who are sad, stressed, ill or otherwise not in the frame of mind or space to celebrate Women’s Day we send out ✨Blessings of Peace, Love & Light!✨
This National Women’s Day marks the 60th anniversary of the great Women’s March of 1956, where on 9 August 1956, about 20 000 women from all walks of life marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas by making them also carry “passes” like black men had to.
Great strides have been made since then to improve the status of women in South Africa, especially post 1994, with women taking up leadership positions in areas previously dominated by men, including both business and political. The National Policy Framework for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality was approved by Cabinet in 2000 and this was followed by a dedicated Ministry for Women in the Presidency.