Give praise and celebrate women!
“Mosadi wa mo Afrika”- African woman.
She is an African woman by the colour of her skin and her rituals.
She’s proud of who she is.
She wants world to know the beauty of being African woman, not only the physical beauty but historical beauty and also her inner beauty. The challenges she goes through to be where she is now.
Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokodo’
These words from the famous resistance song have come to symbolise the courage and strength expressed at the Women’s March of 1956 as South African women refused to give into increasing oppression without some form of protest.
Woman brings peace, joy and happiness in our lives and their presence is priceless. Remember on the 9th of August 1956, when over 20 000 women of all races marched in unity to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to hand over a petition to the then South African prime minister Hans (JG) Strijdom.
This was a significant turning point in the struggle against unjust apartheid laws. Though the march was against the restrictive pass laws, it led to significant changes towards the emancipation of women.
They were oppressed but they changed that and made their voices heard.
Today we have African women leaders in big organisation and this simply reveal their capability and make them stand out above the rest.
As we celebrate this remarkable day, a notable quote comes to mind “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” – Rose Parks
Indeed woman are no longer perceived as they were before because of their great works and deeds.
TCI would like to wish all African women a Happy Women’s Day