International Women Day #EachforEqual
Updated: Mar 13, 2020
International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual
An equal world is an enabled world.
Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.
We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.
Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.
Let's all be #EachforEqual.
On the occasion of International Women Day our Founder and Occupational Therapist Dr. Shruti More got invited as a speaker to talk about work done by Samphia Foundation and was felicitated for her contribution in field of Disability.
Dr. Neerja Chandel an renowned gynecologist from Kullu and Gaurav Singh, IPS, SP Kullu also graced the event and conducted interactive sessions with the audiences.
About 650 million people in the world—or 10 per cent of the world’s population— live with disabilities, and frequently encounter a myriad of physical and social obstacles. They often lack the opportunities of the mainstream population and are usually among the most marginalized in society. Women face barriers to full equality and advancement because of such factors as race, age, language, ethnicity, culture, religion or disability. Persistence of certain cultural, legal and institutional barriers makes women and girls with disabilities the victims of two-fold discrimination: as women and as persons with disabilities.
"Girls and women of all ages with any form of disability are among the more vulnerable and marginalized of society. There is therefore need to take into account and to address their concerns in all policy-making and programming. Special measures are needed at all levels to integrate them into the mainstream of development."- Shruti More Often, women with disabilities are invisible both among those promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, and those promoting gender equality and the advancement of women.
At Samphia Foundation we strive to reduce this gap of discrimination based on gender in addition to disability.By her work Shruti More aspires to be the change Samphia Foundation strives to bring about by changing the attitudes of people towards disability and women. As rightly said, Its better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.