Category Archives: Women’s Day

Women’s Power Meeting – 7 August 2016

05 August 2016

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA Press Statement

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As part of the commemoration of the 60 year anniversary since the heroines marched to the Union Building against the Pass Laws and for gender and racial equality on the 9th August 1956 Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA will hold a Women’s Power Meeting at the Surat Hindu and Association Hall in Prince Edward Street in Durban on the 7th of August.

We will be honouring the Heroines who marched in 1956. We will also be honouring Thuli Ndlovu, Nqobile Nzuza, Thembi Zungu, Bongi and Fikile Nkosi who lost their lives still fighting for dignity and equality for women living in the shacks. Continue reading

Women’s Assembly to Build Women’s Power

08 August 2015

Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s League Statement on Women’s Day

The Abahlali Women’s League will be honouring the power of those women who organised a march to fight for the rights of all women in 1956. We wish to salute the women who said “enough is enough” and ‘no more dompass woza ID’. Now is our time to make a difference. We will honour the women who marched in 1956 by holding an assembly of the women to build women’s power in our communities, in the struggle and in society.

The assembly of the women will be held at 9:00 on Monday 10 August at the Hindu Surat Hall in Prince Edward Street. Each branch has been invited to elect 15 women to attend. Continue reading

Women are human beings even when they find themselves in shacks or transit camps

Friday, 9 August 2013
Abahlali baseMjondolo Womens' League Press Statement


Women are human beings even when they find themselves in shacks or transit camps

Today women of the shack settlements just like women of Sandton, Sea Point and Umhlanga Rocks will be commemorating Women’s Day. We are human beings and we are women where ever we find ourselves. We are still women in the shacks and we are still women in the transit camps and in the streets. We believe it is shack women’s responsibility to bring about change in their own lives, in our communities and in our society as a whole. Continue reading