A 'pledge' is a solemn
undertaking or a solemn promise. And 'parity' means equality of status or
position, especially in terms of pay or rank.
The 2016 International Women's Day targeted to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. And also raised awareness that progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
'Social' - relating to human society and how it is organized
'Economic' - relating to economics, or the economy or business activities of a country
'Cultural' - relating to culture or civilization; relating to arts or intellectual activity
'Political' - relating to politics, especially party politics; relating to civil administration or government
In celebrating the 2016 International Women's Day, Girls Voices Initiative engaged some school girls to find their voices in the celebration and amplify those voices as they #PledgeForParity.
The selected girls were asked a series of questions:
And the girls' responses were captured on film and produced as a short video to commemorate the International Women's Day 2016.
Watch our video and join our girls to #PledgeForParity!