International Women’s Day. A day dedicated to woman, exclusively. Dedicated to her strength, her femininity, and to everything she represents for each one of us.
Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March. This celebration is considered to be a milestone of an era. An era that was stigmatized by continuous efforts for her right to vote to be recognized. Efforts and struggles of women who defended themselves and each other with faith, dedication, determination and courage.
Although is considered to be an urban legend, the harbinger of women’s emancipation and thus the occasion for Women’s Day, is thought to have been the mobilization of textile workers in New York on March 8, 1857. A protest against the miserable working conditions and low wages.
Nevertheless, the 8th of March was first established, as Women’s Day, in 1977 by the UN General Assembly. The purpose of this action is to highlight the importance of women’s rights and to point out the problems that exist towards achieving this goal.
In this context, Wise Greece implements educational programs regarding the achievement of Gender Equality. The Global Goal #5 of the Sustainable Development Goals. These educational programs constitute an essential support for women, promoting the elimination of gender discrimination.
Additionally, for its contribution to the empowerment of women and their economic independence, Wise Greece was honored in 2022 with the World of Difference Award by the International Alliance of Women.
Wise Greece for 10 years now supports more than 100 small Greek producers of which 60% are female company owners. 75% of the employees of Wise Greece are women, while 65% of the beneficiaries of the entrepreneurship training programs that Wise Greece implements are women. It is even worth mentioning that only in 2021 the organization provided free educational seminars to more than 1.080 women from all over Greece. These women were interested in becoming entrepreneurs in the food sector, with 80% of them stating that after the training they were more ready to make this step.
The urgent need for the gender discrimination to be eliminated, is the motivation needed for Wise Greece, in order to contribute in every way possible to this cause. For women to be represented equally and to be given the opportunities for their economic development.