This coming March 8, women around the world will celebrate another good year of progress in empowering women. We consider this to a significant day for women – another milestone in fighting for equality.
In India alone, millions of Indian women don’t have the opportunity to attain education.Their participation in the workforce is low and wages are significantly lower than the salary given to men. These are just a few of thousands of reasons why advocates work hard each day to make their fellow women’s lives better.
Varuna D Jani, a women-empowerment advocate herself, had made steps to improve and empower women. Last year, she launched her VOW (Very Own Wish) initiative, a program that aimed at educating, mentoring and supporting talented and aspiring jewellery designers.
The goal of VOW is to lend a hand to talented women and offer them an opportunity to attain the knowledge and skill to achieve their dreams in designing. Varuna herself is mentoring these individuals to cultivate their skills in jewellery manufacturing and design, entrepreneurial management, personality development, etc.
Women’s Day is a day to honour women who rose up to fight for their rights. This is not just a day of relaxation but a breakthrough in increasing awareness and pushing this movement and advocacy further. Another year has come for us. Let’s do better this year.