Women’s Day is a time to acknowledge the strength of women as a collective as we remember that day in 1956 where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books. It is a day to come together to advocate for our rights, to demand justice, and to question our government and the challenges women face in South Africa. Each year, as a part of our Women’s Day activities, Rape Crisis participates in the Artscape Humanities Women’s Festival. This year we invite you to join us and other women, men and children, in marching together to signify our solidarity in the fight against gender violence. The march, from District Six to the Artscape, is organised by Woman Zone.
On Sunday 9th August, meet us in front of the District Six Homecoming Centre at 15 Buitenkant Street at 11am.
After the march, make sure to stop by the Rape Crisis stall. There will be treats, giveaways and the opportunity to star in our Women’s Day movie! Our group of Peer Educators from high schools in Khayelitsha also invite you to watch their performances in the Piazza on the 8th and 9th of August. Will you join us? Sign up here. For more information about the other stage pieces, workshops, stalls, concerts and more happening throughout the festival, you can click here.