Wathint’ abafazi wathint’ imbokodo (you strike the women, you strike the rock) a saying that truly expresses the power of a woman.
As we enter Woman’s month – August in South Africa – we reflect on the power women carry in our societies.
Not only are women support systems of many homes but they are fighters in their own right.
On August 9, 1956, more than 20 000 women of all races gathered together for one cause, to bring change as they marched to the Union Building in Pretoria to hand over a petition to the then-prime minister Hans (JG) Strijdom.
Events such as the women’s march have helped present day females to always know that they are great and can accomplish anything.
In a time where violence against women has taken centre stage due to the numerous public murders of women in communities at the hands of males, the call is for everyone to unite against the violence and bring an end to it.
This month is also a call for women to empower and inspire each other instead of the girl-on-girl hate that sometimes surfaces on social media.
Social media has been flooded today with positive messages about #WomensMonth, here are a few of our favourites:
— Trapa Fasa (@trapafasa) August 1, 2017
— shaazia ebrahim (@shaazzeea) August 1, 2017
— Roelia 🍷 (@Boozy_Foodie) August 1, 2017
— Lerato (@AndImLee) August 1, 2017