Exhibition celebrating Women’s Month August 2018

The Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Special Collections celebrated National Women’s Month 2018 in August by hosting an exhibition and inviting visitors to view the collections on Women held in the Centre.
The phrase ‘wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo’ (You Strike the Women, You Strike a Rock) has come to represent the courage and strength of South African women. Globally, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. Although we have made great strides and have much to celebrate in the world we live in today, we still have a long way to go in ensuring that women’s rights within various spheres are duly reflected within our society at both local and international levels.
Some of the collections held at the Centre includes the Black Sash Collection and roles played by individuals in the struggle during Apartheid in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, such as Daphne Tshabalala, Marie Dyer, Durga Bundhoo and Else Schreiner.