Women’s Month 2019: What’s on?

Women’s Month 2019: What’s on?

Date: August 6, 2019
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August marks Women’s Month and every year South Africa sets aside this month to commemorate National Women’s Day and to celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life as well as count the gains and losses on womens rights.

National Women’s Day dates back to 9 August 1956 when 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the Apartheid regime and its pass laws. August also serves to remind the people of South Africa and the region that the struggle for women’s freedom, justice and equality continues all over the world.

Women’s Month 2019 is particularly important for the people of SADC, the Southern Africa Alliance and Gender Links.   GL will convene and also take part in partner events during this month. Key amongst these include:

Date Event Contact
1 August WVL-SA Western Cape- George Municipality Information session @George Museum Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
2 August WVL-SA Western Cape- Bitou Municipality Information session @City Hall Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
3 August WVL-SA Western Cape- Bitou Municipality: Women’s Leadership Network Foundation Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
4 August SABC Media monitor interview on DSTV channel 404 from 09:00-10:00 am Kubi Rama


5 August Gender task-team meeting – UKZN meeting on #unsilencing the silence Sifisosami Dube


5 August GBV messages design Johannesburg Thato Phakela commsofficer@genderlinks.org.za
5 August WVL-SA Limpopo-Polokwane Information session @Capricorn District Municipality Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
6 August WVL-SA Limpopo-Vhembe Information session @Khoroni Hotel Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
7- 8 August Namibia Voice and Choice Summit Fabiani Sampaya


8 August Umguza RDC Hub and Spoke launch Priscilla Maposa


13 August SADC CNGO Civil Society Forum  in Dar es Salaam Magdalene Madibela


15-16 August Mozambique Voice and Choice Summit Alice Banze


16 August WVL-SA Limpopo Information session in Skukhune Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
18 August Partner meeting on Sexual diversity in Southern Africa Shamiso Chigorimbo


20 August WVL-SA KwaZulu Natal Information session in Durban Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
21 August WVL-SA KwaZulu Natal Information session in Empangeni Nomthandazo Mokoa grants@genderlinks.org.za
21 August Regional SADC Gender Protocol Alliance meeting Shamiso Chigorimbo


22 August Launch of the 2019  edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer  focusing on SRHR Shamiso Chigorimbo


29-30 August Women in media GBV and femicide is a national crisis in SA meeting Tarisai Nyamweda






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