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SOUTH AFRICA / MEDIA LAUNCH OF THE WOMEN'S MONTH

By Republic of South Africa - Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities
By Republic of South Africa - Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities

7/30/2012 10:44:30 AM -

PRETORIA, South-Africa, July 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Ms Lulu Xingwana, will launch Women's Month on Wednesday, 1 August 2012.

The month of August was declared Women's Month by the democratically-elected government of South Africa as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched on the 9th of August 1956 against the Pass Laws. It is also a platform to focus the attention of the nation on issues of women empowerment and gender equality.

Minister Xingwana will give details of the events and activities that will take place across the country to mark Women's Month. She will also brief the media about the programme of Women's Day (9th of August) to commemorate the historic march by South African women. This year marks the 56th Anniversary of the 1956 march.

Details of the launch are as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, 1 August 2012

TIME: 10:00

VENUE: GCIS Auditorium, 1st Floor, Midtown Building, Cnr Sisulu and Madiba Streets, Pretoria

NB: There will be a video-link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town