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DM2000080203:SAED:POLITICS:WOMEN:SEP1956 – Anti-Pass Campaign – On August 9, 20 000 women of all races, some with the babies on their backs, from the cities and towns, from the reserves and villages, took a petition addressed to the Prime Minister to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. He was not in. The petition demanded of Strydom that the passs laws be abolished. (Photograph by Drum Photographer Baileys Archive) another womens march was held in 1955, women protest outside parliament