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National Women's Day - 9 August

This day commemorates 9 August 1956 when women participated in a national march to petition against pass laws (legislation that required African persons to carry a document on them to ‘prove’ that they were allowed to enter a ‘white area’).

It was at this march in 1956 that the famous slogan 'You strike a woman, you strike a rock' was first used. 

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