The Multicultural Communities Council of SA marked International Women’s Day with a Morning Tea and a Multicultural Women’s Art Exhibition on the 8th of March 2019 at our premises 113 Gilbert Street.
As the MCCSA join women all over the world to celebrate this special day and strive for a balanced and better world, our CEO Helena Kyriazopoulos said we should reflect on the long and challenging path of the women’s equality struggle.
She said “we should remind ourselves that there is still a continuing need worldwide for more forward-thinking approaches and inclusive behaviors to be forged, and that together, everyone, everywhere, can strive for women’s equality and continue to make positive gains”.
In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, women activists fought hard for equality. The focus was largely on securing the right to vote and equal pay for equal work. These two issues – women’s voice and participation in government; and the gender pay gap – largely remain key priorities over a century later.
“It’s an exciting time in our history where the word gender balance which was once absent is now celebrated on a global scale, demonstrating how far we have come to push the boundaries and go beyond to achieve greater equality for women. These objectives continue to play a critical role in helping forge a more gender-balanced world as we work towards a #MorePowerfulTogether concept”.
This year, the MCCSA is happy to celebrate this special occasion with an International Women’s Day Multicultural Women’s Art Exhibition to provide women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background an opportunity to move forward with confidence as successful artists, and to share their cultures among each other and with the broader community.
As we mark this global occasion for accelerating gender parity Helena said “MCCSA would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the women out there celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Happy International Women’s Day 2019!”