On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 South African women of all races staged a march to the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950 commonly referred to as the ‘’pass laws’’.
Now, 60 years later, the women of South Africa are stronger than ever. Someone shared a post on Facebook last week, stating that empowered women empower women. It takes a strong woman to truly be happy for another, without that little pinch of jealousy. But the moment you support your fellow-females fiercely, you empower yourself, and open yourself up to the same support from others.
Phylicia Rashad said: ‘’Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing.
Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.’’
And look now, 60 years later…