Celebrating the Legacy of the 1956 Women’s March by Empowering Women
South Africa’s Women’s Day honors those who led the fight for freedom and equality 60 years ago and the women of South Africa today who continue to fight for a better life for the people of the nation.
South Africa’s Women’s Day August 9 celebrates the courage and legacy of the 20,000 South African women who marched in 1956 to demand the end of the oppressive pass laws of the apartheid government.
Volunteers from the Tshwane (Pretoria) chapter of Way to Happiness Foundation joined the march and handed out 15,000 copies of The Way to Happiness to those participating in the commemoration. The Way to Happiness is a nonreligious common sense moral code written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.
“Today’s South Africa is plagued by crime and drug addiction,” said one of the volunteers. “This booklet empowers women with the practical tools they need to instill the values that are the basis of a happier life, strong families and a thriving society.”
The Way to Happiness was written in 1981. Immensely popular since its first publication, the campaign has been embraced by more than 250,000 groups and individuals, with some 115 million copies distributed in 115 languages in 186 nations.
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