Preserving the fabric of our society as we reflect on gender equality and women’s rights  

Every year on 9 August, South Africa commemorates Women’s Day and pays tribute to the more than 20,000 women who marched in protest of a system meant to control women and reduce them to passive beings. We remember women, past and current, who have fought tirelessly to ensure the recognition of women’s rights as human rights. We honour and applaud the men who have supported them along the way.