You are invited to celebrate with us:
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2015
Thursday 5 March, 5pm-7pm
Level 15, Grant Thornton House, 215 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Join us for an evening of celebration, communication and collaboration as we support the empowerment of women and girls both here in New Zealand and around the globe.
Educating women and girls and subsequently giving them opportunities to become economically empowered are increasingly viewed as the most important contributing factors to achieving equality between women and men. Both access to education and economically strengthening women – who are half the world’s workforce – are not only a means by which to spur economic growth, but also a matter of advancing women's human rights. When governments, businesses and communities invest in women, entire nations benefit.
"The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all." - Aung San Suu Kyi
We're delighted to have inspirational social entrepreneur, Ranjna Patel, has our keynote speaker. Ranjna has over 37 years built one of New Zealand’s largest primary healthcare providers, Nirvana Health Group, to serve low-cost healthcare to more than 170,000 Aucklanders. She has created a viable service where children attend for free and adults pay no more than $10 per visit. Also, as a third-generation Kiwi Indian, Ranjna's close ties with India cemented her connection with Daya Trust who use education as a tool to empower and build young women leaders in India and New Zealand.
Drinks and nibbles will be served during the event.
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All proceeds from the evening will support Daya Trust's work in New Zealand and India empowering women and girls through education. This includes our partnership with Sakhi for Girls Education who runs the Girls Learning Centre in Mumbai, India. You can read more about our work here: www.dayatrust.com
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At Daya Trust we use education as an empowerment tool for women and girls to enable them to become their own changemakers. We share the belief that gender equality is a human right. We believe that women and girls are entitled to live with dignity, and freedom from need and fear. We believe gender equality is an essential component to advance communities and reduce poverty. Our focus includes promoting the empowerment of women and girls in India and New Zealand, and building young women leaders.