Almost 50 years ago 20 000 women marched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in order to claim their right to move freely in their society without harassment. With rape statistics what they are today it is clear that these rights have not been fully realised in spite of advances in women’s freedoms.
Popular opinion about Women’s Day swings between support for celebratory events, speeches and ceremonies geared towards women’s achievements and more critical takes on the day’s failure to advance the fight for women’s rights.
Thank you to all those who joined us at the Artscape Humanity Arts Festival on Women’s Day. We welcome you to our family of wonderful women doing amazing things in their communities.
The Rape Crisis Team