20/03/2018

International Women's Day 2018

 
Every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.
 


At Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Indonesia, we support the day by wearing an outfit with purple colour. All women’s employee can also attend special class that have been provided for the decoupage tutorial, which is the art of decorating objects by tacking colored pieces of paper onto its surface in combination with special paint effects and other decorative elements. We used woven bamboo bag as an object for this occasion.

International Women’s Day 2018 is an opportunity to transform this momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential.


International Women’s Day will also draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and majority of the 43 per cent of women in the global agricultural labour force.

In fact, less than 20 per cent of landholders worldwide are women, and while the global pay gap between men and women stand at 23 per cent, in rural areas, it can be as high as 40 per cent. They lack infrastructure and services, decent work and social protection, and are left more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Rural women and their organizations represent an enormous potential, and they are on the move to claim their rights and improve their livelihoods and wellbeing. They are using innovative agricultural methods, setting up successful businesses and acquiring new skills, pursuing their legal entitlements and running for office.

How long will it take to achieve gender equality around the world?
 



Source: http://www.un.org

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