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South Africa. The Killing Doesn’t Stop During South Africa’s Women’s Month (HRW)

Tanya Magaisa

Women’s Month in South Africa is celebrated in August. It commemorates the significant role held by women in South African society and celebrates the accomplishments of the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in August of 1956. The march was held in protest of the amendments to the Urban Areas Act, a piece of legislation enacted to regulate the movements of non-white South Africans during the Apartheid era. Yet every year, during this month, as a South African woman, I am reminded that this commemoration is in perpetual memory of the dead.

The Killing Doesn’t Stop During South Africa’s Women’s Month | Human Rights Watch (hrw.org)