Monday, March 18, 2019

International Women's day through the eyes of EVS

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8, since 1909. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.
Today, International Women's Day is a public holiday in some countries, while it's ignored in others. At some places, women around the world gather to protest, in others it's a day that celebrates womanhood.

Us, EVS volunteers in Kalamata decided to pay tribute to everything that women achieved for their rights by organizing an event at the main square.

Hours of planning, googling, crafting, torturing Greek friends to translate content from English (hope they'll forgive us :) ) - and we were good to go!
On Friday morning we gathered all the material and headed to the main square of Kalamata.
Even though it was early in the morning, the main square was full of people and we had enough of content to get their attention. 

People enjoyed walking along the timeline of important events in women's rights history, taking photos in a giant flowerful frame we made by ourselves, listening to health advices we had and admiring portraits of successful Greek women casually hung up around.

Some of them were interested in checking their knowledge on the topic in a quiz we made, which resulted in surprised looks when they were shown the facts.
General conclusion - Locals loved it. And we loved the time we spent together in it and the impact we made!