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National Women’s Day is an annual public holiday, held on the 9th of August, which commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against the pass laws. Black South Africans were required to carry and produce their pass at all times, and were arrested if they were found without one. Many female political activists were detained here at Constitution Hill. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/
Bill of Rights. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

Bill of Rights. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The Central Hall in the Women's Gaol. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The Central Hall in the Women's Gaol. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The entrance to the women's gaol at Constitution Hill. The Women’s Gaol at Constitution Hill is a truly fascinating place to visit during August. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The entrance to the women's gaol at Constitution Hill. The Women’s Gaol at Constitution Hill is a truly fascinating place to visit during August. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The laundry and shower courtyard. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The laundry and shower courtyard. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The front entrance of the jail. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The front entrance of the jail. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The White/European section of the jail. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The White/European section of the jail. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The garden courtyard. Prisoners were not allowed to walk in this space without an escort. The only prisoners allowed here were those that tended the garden. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

The garden courtyard. Prisoners were not allowed to walk in this space without an escort. The only prisoners allowed here were those that tended the garden. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

Isolation Cells. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/

Isolation Cells. http://citysightseeing-blog.co.za/2014/07/24/you-strike-a-woman-you-strike-a-rock-johannesburg/


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