Nelson Mail, originally published on Stuff
"I am Generation Equality: Realising Women's Rights" is this year's theme for International Women's Day on March 8.
"IWD 2020 focuses on innovative ways New Zealand can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly on how our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mind-sets can impact our larger society," says president of the Nelson branch of the National Council of Women, Venus S Guy.
"The year represents an unmissable opportunity to mobilise global action to achieve gender equality and human rights for all women and girls.
"To embark this opportunity, Nelson NCW is celebrating women's contribution to the economy – nationally and internationally.
The Nelson community is asked to wear Common Good wristbands made by the Women at Common Good in Kolkata, India, Guy says. The bands are made using planet-friendly bamboo and cotton and each wristband helps to create good jobs and good choices for the people of Kolkata in India.
Funds raised by these wristbands will go towards community services like sanitation, clean water, and education.
This funding will make good a little more common in their neighbourhoods.
Donations for the bands also contribute to Common Good and people wanting to make tax deductible donations can email [email protected]
And with support from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson NCW has invited Donna Purdue, chief economist at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to be a guest speaker on women and the economy.
This is an open invitation between 12pm-1pm on Wednesday March 4 at NMIT, room A304.