Hari Wanita Antarabangsa ialah hari global yang meraikan pencapaian sosial, ekonomi, budaya dan politik wanita. Hari itu juga menandakan seruan untuk bertindak untuk mempercepatkan kesaksamaan wanita.
International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century, with the first gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, International Women’s Day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. International Women’s Day is not country, group or organisation specific.
This year Bawso celebrated International Women’s Day on the 8ke of March. We had an online event with members of staff from across Bawso, due to Covid 19. The pandemic has changed the way we interact and host events, however, we did not let this hinder our interaction and opportunity to share.
As a multi-cultural organisation, everyone was encouraged to wear their national dress and make a dish synonymous with their country. Everyone had the opportunity to share where they are from, talk about their food and their national dress. The event was fun and it gave us all an opportunity to get to know each other and socialise. Colleagues also had an opportunity to share the BIAS they have faced in the community, in the workplace and in society as a whole. In keeping with the theme, we discussed how we can build our resilience, #breakthebias and uplift each other up as women.
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou
Everyone we work with or support shows courage each day and faces their challenges head on. Together we can #breakthebias.