|The march in 1956|
Join the silent march to commemorate Women's Day
On Saturday 9 August 2014, thousands of women will march in absolute silence from Maponya Mall to the Cenacle of the Holy Spirit in Soweto, re-enacting the historical march 58 years ago when 20 000 women protested against the injustices of apartheid and the laws enforcing racial discrimination on the nation.
The women marched peacefully to the Union Buildings in Pretoria where they delivered a petition and then stood their ground for thirty minutes in silence. This display of unity between wives, mothers, sisters and daughters for a common cause, helped transform society and resulted in the political freedom and rights enjoyed by all South Africans today.
But are we free? No! Far too many women and children still suffer abuse and are victims of violence.
Our march is a stand against this. Just as women helped change society historically through their march on 9 August 1956, so Women in Action will lead this march for freedom from abuse and all forms of victimisation. It is a powerful cry for the rights of women and children in South Africa.
All women are invited to join Women in Action as we set an example and take a stand against violence to help transform the nation. The silent march will begin at midday on Saturday 9 August at Maponya Mall and will end at the Cenacle of the Holy Spirit in Soweto where the petition will be a loud cry out for the protection of the women and children in our society.
Please join us. Let your voice be heard through the silence. For more information, visit one UCKG branch close to you.