On March 8 the International Women’s Day is celebrated to felicitate women and their achievements but also to remind us that much more has to be done.
Organisations funding school education for girls, political actions all over the world and global movements such as “lean in” have recently raised a lot of attention to gender inequality. However, it will take much more until we can speak of an equal world for women and men. According to the statistics of the European Union „in 2015, women’s gross hourly earnings were on average 16.3 % below those of men in the European Union (EU-28) and 16.8% in the euro area (EA-19). Across Member States, the gender pay gap varied by 21 percentage points, ranging from 5.5 % in Italy and Luxembourg to 26.9 % in Estonia“ (Source: Eurostat).
To change this gender gap we should support other women and think how we can be role models for our society. In the words of Malala Yousafzai: “Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.”
This video shows how you can teach your daughters that they can be everything they want and achieve anything they want from – despite being a woman. And all it takes is reading them out a children story with female role models 🙂
Cheers to us and our future 🙂
Nina & Ilaria
(Picture source: http://www.boredpanda.com/inspirational-quotes-womens-day/)