Women must be acknowledged as equal to men.

     

In a few days International Women’s Day will be celebrated. To mark this important occasion, Aide et Action offers you a full week of information dedicated to the theme of gender equality and women’s rights, which are part of the priorities of the work we do at Aide et Action.

 

 

Like every year, 8 March marks International Women’s Day. This date honors and celebrates all women and acknowledges them for their achievements in development, peace, education or security. Yet, habits and attitudes evolve slowly. Despite efforts around the world to achieve gender equality, the fulfillment of women’s rights and their participation in the political and economic process is still far from being a reality.

 

Eliminate all forms of discrimination

 Historically, Aide et Action has made this issue one of the pillars of its social mission. Projects such as girl-friendly schools, women’s literacy classes, community outreach to education for all, women’s livelihood education … Our organization is multiplying approaches to contribute to the elimination of gender disparities in primary and secondary education and to take action in favor of women’s rights and gender equality. Our organization works to improve the school environment and to promote educational content that promotes gender equity, women’s literacy, and access to economic opportunities.

 

Give women their place back

Nowadays more than 34 million girls are out of school and nearly 500 million women in the world cannot read or write. And there is no doubt that an uneducated woman is more vulnerable to pregnancy and early marriage, dependency, uncertain and unsafe work, as well as multiple forms of violence and human rights abuses. For Aide et Action, the education of girls and women is therefore a priority.

Through a series of portraits and testimonials we have prepared for the occasion of Women’s Day, you can discover all along the week of 8 March, how we concretely act in China, Sri Lanka or Burkina Faso to make gender equality a reality!

 

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Girls studying hard in one of our project schools in Laos.