Women’s Day South Africa

Women's day 8 August South Africa

Women’s Day South Africa

Women’s Day 9 August:

More Than Just a Public Holiday

Women’s Day is not just another public holiday, it is an opportunity to pay homage to the women who put their lives on the line 66 years ago to fight against apartheid laws in South Africa. Leaders of the movement included Amina Cachalia, Lilian Ngoyi, Sophia Williams, Rahima Moosa, and Helen Joseph. The women then sang a protest song that was composed in honour of the occasion: Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo! (You strike a woman, you strike a rock). In the years since, the phrase has come to represent women’s courage and strength in South Africa.

Women's Day South Africa 8 August

Celebrating Women’s Day with Damascus Sport:

Empowering Women in the Ring and Beyond

The Significance of Women’s Day

On August 9, 1956, approximately 20,000 South African women from all walks of life marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Their protest was against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the “pass laws”, that required black people to carry a ‘pass’. This historic event is commemorated every year as Women’s Day in South Africa, a day that brings attention to the issues African women faced then and still face today, including:

  • Domestic violence

  • Workplace sexual harassment

  • Unequal pay

  • Girls not being allowed to go to school

  • No-help parenting

Women’s Day 2023 Theme: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience

This year, we celebrate Women’s Month under the theme: “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience”. This theme resonates with our mission at Damascus Sport, where we aim to empower women through the sport of boxing.

Damascus Sport: Empowering Women Through Boxing

At Damascus Sport, we believe in the power and strength of women. We believe in their ability to overcome challenges, to fight for their rights, and to stand tall in the face of adversity. And what better way to celebrate this spirit than through the sport of boxing?

Women’s Day Special Offer

This Women’s Day, we’re offering a special deal to all the strong women out there. Purchase any of our top-quality boxing gloves at 9% off and receive a pair of hand wraps absolutely FREE! We have four different types of gloves, each designed to:

  • Enhance your training
  • Ensure maximum comfort
  • Provide protection

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we’ve got you covered!

Boxing: More Than Just a Sport

Boxing is more than just a sport. It’s a way to build confidence, to improve physical and mental strength, and to instill a sense of discipline and resilience. And as we celebrate Women’s Day, we want to encourage more women to step into the ring, to take up the gloves, and to experience the empowering nature of this sport.

Honoring the Brave Women of the Past and Present

In 1994, after democratic government came to South Africa, National Women’s Day was first celebrated. As we celebrate Women’s Day, we honor these brave women and all the women who continue to fight for equality and justice. We stand with you, we support you, and we salute you.

Join Us in Celebrating Women’s Day

Join us in celebrating Women’s Day. Step into the ring with Damascus Sport, and let your punches do the talking!

Boxing Glove + Free Hand Wraps Special

For August only: All synthetic leather boxing gloves are on sale! Plus, receive a complimentary pair of hand wraps with every order.

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