Wednesday marks the 41st International Women's Day, as adopted by the United Nations in 1975. The date was chosen to commemorate March 8, 1917 when a large demonstration by women textile workers in Russia began — which historians consider the beginning of the Russian Revolution. Internationally, this day commemorates the struggle for women's rights and celebrates how far we've come in this regard.
In South Africa, many had a variety of things to say about women on this day and why it's important to recognise this day, much of which focused on women's independence from men as well as women's capabilities as equals.
"She wasn't looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword..." #InternationalWomensDay— Ashley Lobo CP (@Ashley_Rosa96) March 8, 2017
Suggest a correction— Gender Protocol (@GenderProtocol) March 8, 2017