IWD 2014

Daya Trust Founder, Rochelle Stewart-Allen (3rd from right) celebrates International Womens’ Day 2014 with women from Wellington Walk 4 Peace and Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association at a Parliamentary Breakfast in Wellington, New Zealand.

Saturday 8 March 2014 is International Women’s Day.

Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our International Women’s Day and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

At Daya Trust we are celebrating our fifth year of working to empower women and girls in India through educating marginalised girls. We see education as the single most effective contributing factor to the rights of women and girls.

This International Women’s Day, as part of our association with Wellington Women Walk for Peace, we are participating in a large celebration in our hometown of Wellington, New Zealand. The evening will be a call to action to all the women in New Zealand to do more to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.

Each participant at the event will receive a booklet with Daya Trust’s ‘5 things you can do in the next 10 minutes to make a difference‘ in the lives of women and girls.

Find inspiration about how women can become agents of change this International Women’s Day:

TAKE ACTION: 5 things you can do in the next 10 minutes to empower women and girls to be all they can be