CELEBRATING WOMENS DAY IN South Africa - 9 AUGUST!

Today on 9 August we celebrate Women's Day in South Africa. We thank and celebrate all our women working selflessly towards a brighter future for our children and all they care for. These awesome women make this world a better place. 

We celebrate our women at A Reaching Hand; Karin, Charlene, Bev and Louise 💙 We celebrate all our caregivers. We celebrate all our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and aunties. May you continue to find your strength and courage to guide and support others, fight for equality and be the Mothers of our nation.

HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY to all the incredible women out there!  WE SALUTE YOU 💙

On this day in 1956, over 20,000 women of all races in South Africa marched against the petition passed by the South African government. According to this petition, African women have to carry a ‘pass’ commonly known as Internal passport to migrate to the ‘white’ area. So to protest against this act, women stood silently in the front of the Union Building in 1956 for 30 minutes and then started reciting a protest song Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo! Meaning, When you strike the women, you strike a rock!The same tradition is still followed in the exact manner by the women in South Africa on 9 August every year.