The French network in South Africa celebrates Women’s Month

In celebration of Women’s Month, the French network in South Africa is hosting several events and discussions on the role of women in society.


- Sibyllines exhibition: opening Thursday 10 August at 6pm at the Alliance Française Johannesburg.

The exhibition questions the complexity of identity of African women and the stereotypical image often related to them.

Address: 17 Lower Park Drive, corner Kerry Road, Parkview

- Documentary film screening and discussion “Umbilical Cords": Thursday 17 August at 6pm at Alliance Française Pretoria

The documentary explores love and conflict between three pairs of mothers and daughters over five years, as the daughters navigate becoming young women.
Guest speaker: Milisuthando Bongela, arts & culture Editor at the Mail & Guardian

Address: 99 Rivier Street, Sunnyside

- Mother-daughter workshop hosted by NGO Lesedi la Batho: Wednesday 23 August in Mabopane.

The aim of this event is to deepen the discussion with mothers and daughters from Mabopane on the documentary “Umbilical Cords”.

Guest speaker: Sarah Jones, maker of Umbilical Cords

About Women’s Month:
In South Africa, 9 August is Women’s Day and the month of August is National Women’s Month. On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest against the unjust pass laws enforced on women in South Africa.

publie le 08/08/2017

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