To all the women out there, wishing you a fabulous Women’s Day!
This is a tribute to you for the selfless work that you do; and the many sacrifices that you may encounter; being mothers, career women, friends, wives. So many hats to wear yet you do it with so much grace and dignity. You are a WOMAN and within you lies the power to achieve many great things!
Historically as we echo the clarion call of “61 years of women united against poverty, inequality and unemployment", the iconic events of 9 August 1956, when women from all races and walks of life organised a march to the Union Building in protest against oppressive Apartheid laws, that was the turning point in our country’s history. On that day women took a pivotal step on a road that has paved the way for women to be treated as equal partners in all sectors, including Parliament and Government.
Our Gallery of Leaders is testimony to the role that women played in making that indelible mark and continue to make in our country. By highlighting the tremendous achievements of South African women, Freedom Park’s mandate is always to empower and enhance women’s roles in our society. Our focus should continually be on creating large-scale awareness of the endless possibilities for women in South Africa.