On the 9th of August 1956, 20 000 brave women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the pass laws that was introduced under the Apartheid system. This march was one of the biggest demontrations in the history of South Africa and the National Women’s Day is celebrated yearly in memory of these strong women.
On this occasion Lillian is invited to the national Parliament as a guestspeaker on August 21-23. The theme for the event is “Working together to enhance Women’s empowerment through skills development and sustainable jobs”. They were 20 000 women marching in 1956 – imagine our opportunities and what we can achieve togehter in today’s society!