The Essence of National Women's Day SA!!!

Imagine a law that restricts your movement in certain parts of your land or country. This legislation know as Urban Areas Act commonly known as "Pass Laws" served to maintain population segregation, manage migrant labor and control urbanization during the Apartheid Era. On August 9th 1956, thousands of women of all races took part in one of the largest protest as they marched to the Union buildings in the capital, Pretoria. They protested against the proposed amendments of the Urban Areas Act of 1950. Today and the month of August is an official kick start of National women's month in South Africa. It is a time to memorialize the women that  fought for some of the freedoms we might take for granted, and the women who are presently fighting for women's and humans right in general. Below are SOME of the women that played an integral role in the protest.

  SOPHIA WILLIAMS DE BRUYN. Photo Credit: Adrian Stirn. She was only 18 years old during the protest. You are never too young to make a change.  more

SOPHIA WILLIAMS DE BRUYN. Photo Credit: Adrian Stirn. She was only 18 years old during the protest. You are never too young to make a change. more

  ALBERTINA SISULU Commonly known as Ma Sisulu Photo Credit: Unknown.    more

ALBERTINA SISULU Commonly known as Ma Sisulu Photo Credit: Unknown.   more

 HELEN JOSEPH Born in England and was an Anti apartheid activist. Yess you are affected despite you country of origin, color of your skin et cetera!   more

HELEN JOSEPH Born in England and was an Anti apartheid activist. Yess you are affected despite you country of origin, color of your skin et cetera!  more

 LILLIAN NGOYI Photo Credit: Unknown. Her story was definitely more heart wrenching for me. To read up more go  here

LILLIAN NGOYI Photo Credit: Unknown. Her story was definitely more heart wrenching for me. To read up more go here

 RAHIMA MOOSA at the center Photo Credit: Unknown   more

RAHIMA MOOSA at the center Photo Credit: Unknown  more

 Women we are powerful beyond measures when we cast out our differences and focus on how we are more alike! Until next time Beyoutifuls. Leave your comments below #KAHKTIKulture  Image via   newsbreak_lotus

Women we are powerful beyond measures when we cast out our differences and focus on how we are more alike! Until next time Beyoutifuls. Leave your comments below #KAHKTIKulture

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