Our preparations for celebrating International Women’s Day, which started days in advance, led to an enthusiastic celebration. The fact that women’s faces were smiling during the celebrations in all our plants motivated us all.
The first recorded celebration of International Women’s Day was in 1911, when more than a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland came together in support of women’s rights.
Since then, the event has grown not only in size but also in scope. The focus has broadened to include issues ranging from violence against women to equality in the workplace.
The UN has set this year’s theme for the day as “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
The theme highlights how technology is crucial for advancing women’s rights, but the growing “digital gender gap” affects everything from women’s job opportunities to online safety.
According to the UN, women outnumber men by 259 million when it comes to internet access, and women are vastly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math careers.
“Involving women in technology results in more creative solutions and has greater potential for innovations that meet women’s needs and promote gender equality”
At TEKLAS, we are always against gender discrimination and we defend women’s rights not only on International Women’s Day, but every day of the year. We wish all communities and individuals to have the same awareness.