In the run-up to the elections, we’re celebrating #21Sheroes – some of the women who fought a racist, apartheid state to help win our freedoms. Their resistance, courage & protest inspired a legacy we honour in Freedom Month. They also remind us never to take our political rights for granted. Follow #21Sheroes for more.
As president of the ANC Women’s League and a leader of the historic 1956 Women’s March, Lillian Ngoyi ensured the apartheid state struck the rock of women’s resistance. For her activism, she endured arrest, solitary confinement and severe banning orders. This Freedom Month, her activism reminds us to vote and inspire us to continue building a free and non-sexist society.