Did you know, women do 66% of the work on the globe but acquire only 11% income of the world! This data mirrors her sense of service while being contented with the meager share of earnings in return. Records say that the period of last 3 decades witnessed over half-billion women joining workforce. Geographical regions are witnessing gender equality progress, as per the United Nations Millennium Development Summit, held in September 2010. Among other drivers of women empowerment, economic empowerment notably contributes to this cause. When women access economic resources, they open new doors for themselves where they can build up and boost their capabilities. Not only in terms of creating opportunities for themselves, but also on societal grounds, women are acquiring better participation. For instance in 2008, 47% women were working in agricultural sector whereas men in this sphere were 38%. A number of working women in Asia and Pacific region are contributing to family income.
It is also motivating to note that in some countries such as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan, the economic status of women is higher than that of men. Women here exceed in economic participation by 101% in Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation, and by 102% in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Her determined spirit is the greatest force which is helping her to rise and shine.
Women’s Day is such an occasion which calls for a salute to her spirit.
However, is it really so?
In the light of present circumstances, unfortunately the answer is a big ‘No’. Growing crime against women has put a question mark about this day’s celebrations or even recognition.
Significance of Celebrating Women’s Day
Each day is a woman’s day. Still, some people argue on the relevance of celebrating Women’s Day every year. Nevertheless, the day is celebrated to mark respect and honour for the women in our lives. Every small effort by each one of us doesn’t necessarily go unnoticed, but has little societal impact.
To pull out women from their present condition, many organizations have stood up with their vim and vigor. Because of its zealous efforts in the same direction, Koenig Solutions is one of such laudable names.
Just like many other organizations are working in favor of women these days, Koenig Solutions has joined the campaign to add to the drive and be instrumental in the same regard. Koenig Solutions is the number one offshore IT training company. It has taken up the responsibility to help women rise and shine, shunning their present unsafe condition. To make things work, the company organizes a number of initiatives from time to time to contribute its bit towards this cause. Some of the unique initiatives Koenig has so far organized are:
Flash Mob against Delhi Gang Rape
Koenig was at the helm of a Flash Mob organized in a mall on 26th January, 2013 vocalizing women safety. For this event, the company encouraged its employees to be an important part of it.
This flash mob paid homage to the Delhi gang-rape warrior and martyr whom the clutches of crime seized on 16th December, 2012. Here is the direct link of the New Delhi Flash Mob:
V-Day Flash Mob
On Valentine’s Day, the company took another step by voluntarily supporting the ‘One Billion Rising’ V-Day flash mob at Janpath, Delhi to end violence against women. Here is the direct link of the Delhi Rising:
The company went a step ahead by planning to sign a petition to make people stand in support and respect of women. The petition is titled ‘Recruiting Soldiers – to Stand up for Women’. The petition aims to recruit as many people as possible to pledge for safety of women by becoming a protector, rather than an oppressor. You can also sign the pledge by visiting this link: https://www.change.org/petitions/everyone-stand-up-for-women
It is the call of the day to join hands and have hearts that respect women. Her cradle rocking demeanor has complete potential to rock the whole world. So, don’t leave your plans in pipeline, put them into action, be active and work for the good of this delicate and beautiful creation of God. Let’s be determined to realize and protect her esteem and make this world a better place for her to live.