Gauteng to celebrate Women’s Day
To mark Women’s Day on Sunday, 09 Augusts 2020, Gauteng will carry-out a virtual provincial programme as part of the 64th anniversary of the historic 1956 women’s march.
Held under the theme, _“Generation Equality: Gauteng Realizing Women’s Right for an Equal Future in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic”,_ the programme will be carried through various digital media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
It is aimed at providing a platform to the queens of our society including giving voice to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), activists and talent.
Says MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Mbali Hlophe: “We need to continue pushing back the frontiers faced by women which have been compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The situation has once more exposed how women suffer the most of challenges facing our society including GBV, job losses, poverty and inequality”.
The day’s virtual line-up include messages of support including voices of survivors of GBV.
Also, on the line-up are performances by Nadia Nakai, Brenda Mntambo and Shasha of Amapiano fame.
Source: Government of South Africa