Lets' live it !
Jina Langu Ni ... means My name is... in swahili language.
Each mom of the group write her name on the label of her unique product. A symbol of identity, to come out of the stigma of being mother of a disabled child in Tanzania.
A group of 12 women, mothers, wives, sisters, friends who struggle everyday for progress.
Let's take some interesting lines from the UN women website to start celebrating this special month:
"The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.
This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change...
...International Women’s Day 2018 is an opportunity to transform this momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential...
...Echoing the priority theme of the upcoming 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day will also draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter
of the world population and majority of the 43 per cent
of women in the global agricultural labour force...
...Making the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality, to leave no one behind, needs urgent action in rural areas to ensure an adequate standard of living, a life free of violence and harmful practices for rural women, as well as their access to land and productive assets, food security and nutrition, decent work, education and health, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Rural women and their organizations represent an enormous potential, and they are on the move to claim their rights and improve their livelihoods and wellbeing. "
|mamas at work making necklaces|
|mama Iklat looking at the catalogue|