Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Women's Day!

Well, belated Women's Day. Yesterday was Women's Day is South Africa, commemorating the day back on August 9, 1956 when more than 20,000 women marched to government buildings in Pretoria. They wrote this petition that protested against the law that required women and men to carry special passes that allowed them to go into "white areas". Today, the holiday is a time to look at current laws objectively and see if they promote women's rights and equality. Yay for women!
Peace, friends.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

That's great! Its awesome to know someplace where women aren't afraid to speak up for thier rights.