Cape Town Museum recently celebrated Women’s Month with a participatory exhibition under the theme, Think Equal, Built Smart, Innovate for Change. The event, which was held on on 1st August 2019, was organised in partnership with the Gender Equity Unit of the University of the Western Cape. Organisations such as Rape Crisis, Gender DynamiX, Sistaazhood, Speak Out and Women of Hope, as well as several individuals participated. Participants co-constructed the exhibition by adding the banners, posters and t-shirts of their organisation. They also had an opportunity to share details of the work that they were doing. The keynote speaker was Dr Mary Hames, Director of the Gender Equity Unit.

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The International Women’s Day theme for 2019 focuses on social innovations that take into account the needs and experiences of women and girls. The scope of the challenge to innovate is broad – from access to education to changes to the workplace and the promotion of technology shaped by women – the challenge is to create a world that works for women as well as men.