Now and Always


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South Africans dedicate the month of August to celebrating the triumphs and struggles of South African women. August 9th is particularly special as it commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 South African women during apartheid to protest carrying passbooks, which was in part a means of segregation.


August 9th commemorates the trials and triumphs of South African women in the past, as well as stands for positive change in the way South African women today are treated, areas including sexual harassment in the workplace and domestic violence.


We wanted to highlight this South African holiday in our blog this week because, at Rosemont, we too want to highlight the incredible contribution women have made to our society in the past and the present.


Women have contributed significantly to advances in science, such as Marie Curie (received a Nobel Prize for her work in radioactivity); medicine, such as Patricia Goldman-Rakic (produced research that led to groundbreaking understanding of the brain’s functions); literature, such as Jane Austen (contributed to the creation of the modern novel); human rights, such as Lillian Trasher (founded and operated what became the largest Egyptian orphanage in the twentieth century); and a host of other areas.


Women have birthed children, nurtured them, and cultivated homes while at the same making their impact in the workplace and society at large.


Whether you are a female student, a businesswoman or a stay-at-home mom, or juggling both family and finances, we want to thank you for the dedication you pour into those around you. Your strength and compassion matter to the world.


Our hope is that every bride at Rosemont knows how valuable she is—now and always.


References:

https://www.ghs.co.za/volunteering/blog/article/national-womens-day-in-south-africa/

https://nationaltoday.com/national-womens-day/

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1903/marie-curie/biographical/

https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/celebrating-10-women-medical-pioneers

https://news.stanford.edu/2017/07/27/stanford-literary-scholars-reflect-jane-austens-legacy/

https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/article/mutuality-blog-magazine/nile-mother-story-lillian-trasher



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