International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of March to celebrate womanhood and women’s achievements. This year’s International Women’s day was based on the theme “#BalanceforBetter”, an initiative to help forge a more gender-balanced world.

Cultural Academy for Peace celebrated its International Women’s Day by organizing members from different women groups, along with the entire staff team, the residents of Shanthibhavan, the advisory board members, government officials and civil society groups, on the 5th of March at our shelter home, Shanthibhavan.

Eminent speakers inspired everyone with their powerful speech on womanhood and convinced everyone to be proud of being a woman! Mrs. Beena Sebastian highlighted upon the area of “fear” which are knowingly and unknowingly tutored by the society. She highlighted upon this year’s theme “#BalanceforBetter” and stressed upon the need to build a better world where there is gender equality and respect for life for all. The Kerala State Women & Child Development Department’s Protection Officer (Ernakulam District), Mrs. Deepa S. appreciated the work of Cultural Academy for Peace and encouraged the present female generation to be role models for the future generation whom they can look upon. Dr. Neena Joseph, former faculty of Institute of Management in Government (IMG), strongly stressed the women to come forward and work parallel with men in the field of technology and politics.

May we create and find opportunities to celebrate womanhood every day!