International Women’s Day was observed around the globe to celebrate women’s empowerment. Every year, hundreds of events are held all over the globe celebrating women’s social, economic, and political contributions as well as educational and thoughtful dialogues about the prevalence and persistence of gender inequality in the world. PEC’s field activists had also organized gatherings in their respective districts to celebrate women’s day.
Our field activists in Anand – Dipsing Bhai, Ranjan Ben Jadav along with our volunteer Jyotsna Ben visited Sundra village to celebrate International Women’s Day. They talked about the issues of gender equality and the reasons for celebrating women’s day in the world. They also discussed the DV Act 2005 and sec 498 and Sec 125 in this gathering.
Ranjan Ben Parmar – our field activist in Mehsana organized a small gathering with women to share the information about our organization and its work on the issues faced by women at various levels. Later on, she also gathered the people of her village community and sensitized them on the issues of gender equality and women’s rights.
At the brick kilns surrounding Himmatnagar, our volunteer Wahabbhai Ansari celebrated women’s day with children and women of laborers’ community. Along with our other volunteer Ganpatbhai Banjara, he explained the prevailing situations of women in our society and spread awareness about women’s rights. He also spoke about POCSO Act 2012 and talked to children about safe and unsafe touch. Ganpat Banjara talked about how the community can be more supportive for women by helping them out and uplifting them within the households as well as outside of it.
PEC’s field activist and advocate Shabana Ben was invited as a guest speaker at Government Arts and Commerce College in Jadar village. The event was attended by students, PSI of Jadar S.D.Chavda, and village Sarpanch Sonalben Vankar acknowledging the spirit of womanhood and their contributions. Shabana ben highlighted the role and rights of women in empowering society and nation. She underlined the need for providing a safe environment for women to thrive and fulfil their ambitions.
Our founder Prita Jha was invited to speak on the subject of Women in Leadership at Sabarmati University as well as at IIM. She highlighted the contributions of powerful and dedicated women around the globe who broke barriers with their exemplary achievements with a special mention of Prime Minister of New Zealand. She briefly explained the law of sexual harassment and domestic violence as well. She addressed how men as an ally can be a role model in elevating women’s access to employment, appropriate working conditions, control of economic resources and full participation in decision-making.