To the women who fight for greater futures. August 08 2017, 0 Comments
With the up and coming public holiday tomorrow, allow us to voice a political opinion or two as most South Africans are unaware of why we memorialise the 9 August every year.
Women’s Day commemorates the march of 1956 where thousands of women stood together “to petition against the country's pass laws that required South Africans defined as "black" under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport … that served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. … [To date,] National Women's day draws attention to significant issues South African women still face, such as parenting, Domestic violence, sexual harassment in the workplace, unequal pay, and schooling for all girls. It can be used as a day to fight for or protest these ideas.” – Wikipedia
So this year Kapas Baby chooses to honour women all around South Africa who are fighting for better futures for our children and who are doing everything in their power to create an upstanding nation for our little ones.
As mothers, you do your very best to instill values and respect for others in your little people and we so appreciate the hard work that goes in to it. We know that it may be an uphill battle at times because the resistance comes in many shapes and sizes; ‘teething tinies’, terrible twos, testing threes and on it goes but the persistence pays off. Your commitment to your babies, your friends, your partners and your community is such a great reminder of how powerful women are when we stand together and support each other.
Tomorrow, we celebrate you and the fights you fought to get to where you are in your life; all the trials and tribulations and the sacrifices you made to be the best parent you could possibly be. We look forward to a year ahead of strong women, powerful convictions and motivation where it matters the most; our little people.
“As a woman, ask yourself, what are you prepared to take a stand for today, if not to help yourself, then perhaps to help other women more vulnerable than you? Women’s Day is a reminder of that.”
- Nikki Bush
We are offering you all 10% of our entire shop in celebration of Women's Day, please use the discount code 'CELEBRATEWOMEN17' on checkout.
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