Celebrating the 2016 International Women's Day
A 'pledge' is a solemn undertaking or a solemn promise. And 'parity' means equality of status or position, especially in terms of pay or rank.
The 2016 International Women's Day targeted to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. And also raised awareness that progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
'Social' - relating to human society and how it is organized - relating to economics, or the economy or business activities of a country - relating to culture or civilization; relating to arts or intellectual activity - relating to politics, especially party politics; relating to civil administration or government
In celebrating the 2016 International Women's Day, Girls Voices Initiative engaged some school girls to find their voices in the celebration and amplify those voices as they #PledgeForParity. The selected girls were asked a series of questions:
- What is globally celebrated on the 8th of March?
- Are you participating in any event celebrating women on that Day?
- Which woman would you like to celebrate on this Day and why?
- What special message are you sending to these great women?
Women have recorded various social, economic, cultural and political achievements. But those achievements are not celebrated and women remain marginalized and excluded. We must take urgent action to accelerate gender equality - Pledge For Parity!
The girls pledge after one another, 'I Pledge For Parity'
And the girls' responses were captured on film and produced as a short video to commemorate the International Women's Day 2016.
Watch our video and join our girls to #PledgeForParity!