TRACE Urban celebrates Women’s Month in honour of the women who fought for human rights and turned 9 August 1956 into a historic day – today called National Women’s Day.
The day commemorates the march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws.
The first National Women’s Day was celebrated on 9 August 1994.
In 2006, a reenactment of the march was staged for its 50th anniversary, with many of the 1956 march veterans.
The day gave birth to an iconic phrase which rings true to this day – “Wathinta abafazi, wathinta imbokodo!” which means “You strike a woman, you strike a rock!”
TRACE Urban honours the strength of these African legends and will make use of August to pay homage to their legacy and influence on our pop culture icons.