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ANCWL marches for womens rights

ANCWL highlighted unemployment and domestic violence as some of the challenges facing women.

ANC Women's League members march in wet Cape Town on 30 August 2013. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - ANC Women's League (ANCWL) embarked on a last minute women's month rally to highlight the plight of women on Friday.

Several roads were condoned off in the city centre as hundreds of people gathered in commemoration of the 1954 women's march.

Hundreds of people braved the cold, wet weather to support the march.

ANCWL member Connie Crous said any issues facing women were often overlooked.

"It's the challenges that women are facing with regards to women's equity, employment and the level of crime against women that are not being dealt with in a proper way."

Several members from the organisation were bussed in from different parts of the province to support the cause.

According to Stats SA's Gender Statistics report, South African women are still less likely to be able to read, and less likely to have a tertiary education.

Most of the population who lives under the food poverty line of less than R305 per individual per month is female.