In our still-patriarchal society, women, although discriminated, keep struggling. They build new realities and make a difference. They suffer from social stigma, oppression, family pressure and abuse, but they persist in the fight for a world in which they all have a voice and everyone has a decent life.
Women, mothers, girlfriends, sisters, partners, godmothers, wives, aunts, grandmothers, cooks, laundresses, nurses, teachers, nurses... Women are present in the entire lifetime. They participate and change situations. The world is full of women’s synergy and only they/we transform the reality and weave new pathways of fraternity. All of this is despite the fact that the situation of the world’s women is still worrisome: Two out of three illiterate persons in the world are women,we constitute 60% of the workforce on the planet but we do not earn more than 10% of the global income, only 1% of women own land, and domestic violence is the leading cause of death for women between 14 and 44 years.
The conquest of rights and solidarity with women in the world of work are the fundamental way to a world of justice.
There are many countries where women join hands with other movements and organizations to commemorate the importance of their fight for a fairer world free from violence against women. A world where all woman, from their different approaches, have a right to life with dignity, free from any oppression or repression.