In honour of Women’s Day on March 8th 2016, we participated in a number of campaigns across the country.
In Delhi, we joined hands with Cadence at their office for a fundraising drive to salute and celebrate womanhood, and support the education of the girl child.
It was essentially a pledge-raising activity in order to sensitize people to the importance of education and empowerment for a girl child. It was also an effort to disseminate to everyone present that women’s rights are human rights, something that should be respected regardless of gender, age, race or religion.
The I-pledgers that contributed towards the cause were asked to leave a message on the Wish Tree.
In Mumbai, we partnered with The Table whereby all proceeds from a select few tables were donated to Concern India Foundation in support of women’s empowerment programmes. A similar campaign was being run at Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spas across the city, where customers were given the chance to donate at the spa itself in support of these programmes.
For far too long, women have been treated as second-class citizens. There is simply no justification for this, and it is time to break down the barriers standing in our way.
It is no easy feat, but as long as we all do our part, change is inevitable.