I have to admit, that Women’s Day is my favorite holiday! Sometimes I think I like it even more then my own birthday! This day is always happy for me – all women are smiling, every man is standing in the line in the flower shop, just to pick the most beautiful rose for his girlfriend. This is also an opportunity to say thank you, I love you, I’m glad you’re here. All women know, it’s enough to makes us feel better!
This year, Women’s Day had a theme Be bold for change, which has a special meaning for many women and men in whole world. I am glad and happy that initiatives like this exists and they are bigger every year. We still have to face with an issues about violence and broadly defined sexism. Event promoters said: help forge a better working world - a more inclusive, gender equal world. Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men's contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. From awareness raising to concrete action, organizations rallied their people to pledge support to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond. But the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, IWD can be an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and moving closer to gender parity. Page: IWD 2017.
As a KANE volunteers we decided to celebrate Women’s Day. With Aroa we prepared 70 paper flowers (which took as almost 3 weeks!) and yesterday we went out to give all of them to local women! That was amazing experience! We all tried to speak Greek, so it was a little bit funny, also all women were very happy. Few times even men’s asked us to take a flowers for their wife’s! We went back to the office with smile on our faces and full of positive energy!