It can be impossible to see the mountains when the shadows are numerous. In a recent Gallup poll, 79% of South Africans say they are either struggling or suffering day to day, with women facing disproportionate challenges amidst the lasting effects of apartheid. In a country with the most people living with HIV/AIDS, their infection rates are up to 5X higher than menas. And inequalities in public services leave women facing 52% unemployment rates and the world's highest rate of rape per capita.
To encourage South African women to speak out in powerful voices and shape their futures. To know their mountaintop of desires and help them find ways of reaching it, hearing the freedom they feel today and the freedom they still seek for tomorrow.
Happiness empowers women by reminding them of their greatest desires and then sharing those desires with others. Since freedom is no easy walk for anyone, it strengthens our stride and directs our journey if we know that we do not walk it alone.