August marks Women’s Month and every year South Africans set aside this month to commemorate National Women’s Day and to celebrate the achievements of women.

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 2013 is particularly important for the people of SADC, the Southern Africa Gender and Development Alliance and Gender Links. Click on the icons below to find out more. Click to view the Women’s Month Calendar

SADC Gender Protocol Alliance Annual Meeting Women Demand Action NOW! SADC Heads of State Summit Phenomenal Women Special Series

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